According to a report from NBC4, a woman walked into the Fire Department of New York’s (FDNY’s) Squad 1 station at around 9 p.m. Friday and left behind a bag containing a newborn baby girl with the umbilical cord still attached.
A law enforcement source said that the woman, believed to be in her 20s, initially attempted to leave the bag with one of the on-duty firefighters. When the firefighter stepped away to alert his supervisor, they returned to find just the bag left behind.
The newborn was wrapped in towels, and the umbilical cord was still attached. The baby was taken to a nearby hospital for care.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Under New York’s Safe Haven Law, people can safely leave children at firehouses, police stations, or hospitals if they notify an appropriate person.