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Mother Who Abandoned Baby At NYC Subway Stop Tracked Down; Child Recovering In Hospital

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Jul. 8 2014, Published 10:36 a.m. ET

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A woman suspected of abandoning her 10-month-old daughter on a New York City subway platform was being held in Manhattan by police early Tuesday, after she was spotted by a citizen, after authorities distributed her image through the media.

According to cops, the 20-year-old woman, whose name wasn’t released, left the child at the Columbus Circle station in a stroller Monday afternoon, then re-boarded the subway via the No. 1 train.

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A Good Samaritan saw the incident and contacted police after spending 20 minutes with the abandoned tot. The mother, who is not from New York, was pointed out by a citizen near West 72nd Street and Broadway. The woman — who told officials she felt she couldn’t continue caring for the baby — is the biological mother, police said.

The child was listed in stable condition at St. Luke's Hospital early Tuesday, and was in the custody of NYC Administration for Children's Services.

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Police have not yet determined whether the woman will be charged in connection with the incident.

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