NEW YORK (AP) — A woman suspected of abandoning her baby girl at a Manhattan subway station was in police custody on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old woman was being questioned after being found around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday near Central Park, around 72nd Street and Broadway, police said.

No charges were immediately filed. The investigation was continuing.

Authorities were notified of the woman’s whereabouts by someone who recognized her from photos and video police released showing a woman pushing the child through a subway turnstile.

The woman pushed the baby’s stroller onto the platform from a northbound No. 1 train when it arrived at the Columbus Circle station and then got back onto the train, police said.

A passenger observed the woman and child board the train at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue, police said. The passenger got off at Columbus Circle and noticed the unattended stroller on the platform and the mother inside the train. After the train pulled away, the passenger remained with the baby for about 20 minutes. When the mother did not return, she notified a subway worker who called police.

Authorities described the baby as 6 to 7 months old. She was examined at Roosevelt Hospital, and no apparent signs of trauma were found.

The baby was placed in the care of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services.

A city law that allows people to take an unwanted baby to a firehouse, police station or hospital with no questions asked would not have applied in this case because it only pertains to infants 5 days old or younger.

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5 thoughts on “NYPD: Mom Of Baby Abandoned In Subway In Custody

  1. carmen on said:

    Cute little baby girl, hope she goes to a loving and caring Foster Home. .Obviously the mother was unfit and thankfully she didn’t take the baby’s life like some have done.

  2. carmen on said:

    I agree with brownrubie. However, why don’t these mentally ill people (women and men) stop reproducing. Women get a tubeligation, the men get a vasectomy. Border jumpers with children, go through due process and legal process to become an American Citizen. Yes it was GW Bush and fellow Rebublicans who signed the Bill to welcome illegal immigrants to this Country. I say keep exposing them keep the camera’s rolling, the world is still watching the dirty work that they did and continue to do.

  3. Then all the Mothers from Central American should be rounded up, charged for the money the US has spent on their kids and they should go to jail to. Maybe she can’t support her child or have some other issues. She is an America. We have compassion for people who have never put a dime in this system, yet we criticize our own citizens before we even know her story. She left her on a platform a busy one. She didn’t supposedly let her child walk 2000 miles across two borders because she was poor or there are gangs. Really, Black kids live with gang violence everyday and no government aid for them. But the poor little kids from Central America are afraid of gangs and poverty. Give her the same compassion and help Obama just gave them.

    • Rhemas Place on said:

      Thank you, brownrubie11! I’ve always said that you have to take care of home first before you can help someone else.

  4. Linda on said:

    If this 20 yr old did not want to have a child–she should have used BIRTH CONTROL!!!!

    You don’t abandon a helpless baby on a crowded subway platform!!!!

    This POS mother needs to go to jail and never have contact with this child again!!!!!

    I hope someone steps up and adopts this cute baby–there are enuff children of color already in the DHS system!!!!

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