Editor’s note: Police initially alleged the child’s mother was intoxicated and had been arrested on a charge of child endangerment. Police later said the woman may have suffered a medical episode and may not have been intoxicated.
WAKEFIELD, the Bronx (PIX11) — A 2-year-old child has been found safe after being reported missing early Wednesday in Wakefield, authorities said.
Police had been searching for the toddler since 3 a.m. after finding their mom on East 231st Street near White Plains Road, accompanied by her 1-year-old child, officials said.
While with police, the mom realized that her older child should also be with her, but was not, authorities said.
The mother may have suffered a medical episode and has been taken to an area hospital, according to authorities. Police previously alleged that the mother, whose name has not been released, was intoxicated and had been arrested on a child endangerment charge.
An NYPD spokesperson later said that a witness who saw the mom in the street said that she appeared intoxicated. Police are reviewing the case, the spokesperson said.