9-Day-Old Baby Locked Inside Car Was Rescued by NYPD

By Trevor Kapp on September 3, 2014 3:55pm 

 Officers from the 25th Precinct used a hammer to break into a locked car and rescue a newborn baby whose mother accidentally closed the doors with the keys inside on Tuesday.
Officers from the 25th Precinct used a hammer to break into a locked car and rescue a newborn baby whose mother accidentally closed the doors with the keys inside on Tuesday.
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EAST HARLEM — Police officers rescued a 9-day-old boy accidentally locked inside a car by his mother at the East River Mall Tuesday night.

The mother was placing groceries in her car on the second-floor of the parking garage when the door unexpectedly closed with her keys in the ignition around 7:30 p.m., police said.

Officers from the 25th Precinct arrived at the mall and used a department-issued hammer to break into the front-passenger window of the car, the NYPD said.

The baby was unharmed, but was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital as a precaution after being exposed to 80 degree temperatures while trapped, police said.

The mother was not charged with a crime.

 

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