Baby found dead inside trash can in Queens park: police

ASTORIA, Queens  — Police found a dead newborn boy inside a trash can in Dutch Kills Playground in Queens on Saturday.

Officials found the unresponsive infant wrapped in a plastic bag near 36 Avenue and Crescent Street around 10:48 a.m. The baby may have suffered from cardiac arrest, according to Associated Press.

EMS responded and took the newborn to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  EMS took two others to the hospital, but it wasn't clear whether they were connected to the newborn, a source told AP.

The cause of death is currently unknown and will be determined by a medical examiner. No arrests have been made.

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