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Police locate mother of abandoned child found in subway

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The 20-year-old mother of the abandoned child left alone at a Manhattan subway was located Tuesday morning, according to police.

A woman allegedly pushed the baby off a northbound No. 1 train at the Columbus Circle station at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, police say.

Police are seeking this woman who was last seen with the abandoned baby girl left in the subway. (DCPI)

Police are seeking this woman who was last seen with the abandoned baby girl left in the subway. (DCPI)

According to the NYPD, the woman then got back on the train, leaving the baby, believed to be 6- to 7-months old, alone in her stroller on the subway platform.

A passerby stayed with the child for 10 to 20 minutes, thinking the woman would come back. The kind stranger then called police.

The little girl was taken to Roosevelt Hospital. She is in the custody of Children's Services.

The woman is being questioned by police. Charges are pending.


  • sandra mellette

    they say that the Lord watch over babies and fools pool and we all know God was definitely watching over this baby

    • Stephanie

      Why God? What about the woman who stayed with her while she waited for the mom to come back? Why give an invisible cloud daddy the recognition that a real live person deserves?

  • Karen Elizabeth

    This child could’ve overheated and died on a hot and steamy NYC summer day inside a subway platform. If she didn’t want her, she could’ve placed her for adoption or left her at a safe haven. I pray this child finds a good and safe home and that this woman has charges pressed against her and locked up. Oh, and sterilized.

  • Giselle

    Omfg! Ok NYPD lets go! Run a dna test( cause im sure the hoodrat that left this baby abandoned is already in the system)hunt this bitch down and shoot her in the f*kn forehead. The end.

  • Inci Pio

    This woman’s attitude was as if “…she had a quick bite to eat, didn’t like the taste so left the food and wrapper on the table for someone other to bother with”.

    A child is not an afterthought after all of the other things you DO want to handle in the day…. Really sad.. .this baby deserved so much better than her.

  • john poyhonen

    Despicable. The only light in the story is that the kid now may have a chance to be adopted by a loving family.

  • Ms.R

    It’s so so sad but hopefully the child gets placed in a good home and not be back with the mother and bless the person who stood with that child and after a while for waiting for the mother decided to call the police. It’s crazy cuz there’s so many things that could of went wrong there are crazy people out there this child could of been taken and harm and killed. Thank goodness this was not the case bless both the child and the guardian angel who stood with this child until police came.

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