A baby was found abandoned in Dorchester on Friday afternoon, according to Boston police.
Around 1:14 p.m., authorities were called to 2262 Dorchester Ave. for a report of an abandoned baby, Officer Kim Tavares, a spokesperson for the department, told Boston.com.
The baby was taken to a nearby hospital and was reportedly OK, Tavares said. The baby’s mother has been found, she noted. Tavares couldn’t say if the mother will be facing charges.
BREAKING: a baby was found abandoned along Dorchester Ave. A woman who works in the area says she heard crying coming from this trash can, so she flagged down EMTs who happened to be nearby, and they rushed the baby to the hospital. Baby is alive. #WBZ pic.twitter.com/l7SR7bpRmm
— Nick Emmons WBZ (@NickEmmonsTV) February 26, 2021
“I was walking by the trash can, and I heard some crying coming out of the trash can,” witness Silvana Sanchez told reporters on scene.
She flagged down an EMT who was about to enter a nearby building.
“He grabbed a grocery bag out of the trash can, grabbed it, the two other EMTs came over [and] cut the bag open, and there was a newborn baby found inside of it,” Sanchez said.
— Eli Rosenberg NBC10 Boston (@EliNBCBoston) February 26, 2021
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