The hunt is over for a mother who is suspected of pushing her baby in a stroller out of a New York City subway while she herself remained on the train as it pulled away. The mother didn’t come back.
Hours after the incident, which occurred Monday, New York City police found the mother suspected of abandoning the baby, who is thought to be 6 to 7 months old.
The 20-year-old woman was found around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday near 72nd Street and Broadway and was taken into custody for questioning.
No charges were immediately filed and the investigation is still underway.
Police said the woman pushed the baby’s stroller onto the platform from a northbound No. 1 train when it arrived at the Columbus Circle station. They said she then got back onto the train.
According to WPIX-TV, a person who was on the platform when this happened stayed with the baby for about 20 minutes, thinking the mother would come back. When she didn’t, this person called the police.
Watch the footage showing a woman pushing the stroller with a child matching that which was found abandoned on the station’s platform:
The baby was examined at Roosevelt Hospital where staff found no apparent signs of trauma. She is currently in the care of child protective services.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.