Mother Abandons Baby On New York Subway Platform
A 20-year-old mother was arrested for abandoning her baby on a New York City subway platform.
The mother, whose name was not immediately released, was seen on 71st Street and Broadway about midnight by a passer-by who recognized her from security footage and told a nearby police officer, an NYPD spokesman said.
The mom had pushed her daughter’s stroller from an uptown 1 train 12 hours earlier, leaving the approximately 7-month-old alone as she rode away, police said.
She told investigators later that she was overwhelmed by the amount of care the child required, sources said.