A baby was found abandoned late last night inside the hallway of an apartment building in Coney Island.
Paramedics responding to a 911 call arrived at the building, located on West 33rd Street near Surf Avenue in the O’Dwyer Houses, at around 12:30 a.m. to find the 5-month-old baby girl in a hallway on the seventh floor.
A police source quoted in the Daily News says that a broken cell phone and small vodka bottle were laying on the floor near where the baby was discovered.
She was taken to Coney Island hospital, where she is reported to be in good condition, writes CBS.
Residents on the building’s 11th floor told 1010 Wins that the child’s mother has a drinking problem.
One woman attempted to defend the mother – calling her a “very nice neighbor.”
“She has issues that she needs to address, not with the baby, just personal issues that she needs to address,” the woman said.
Witnesses told reporters that the mother, who has not been publicly identified by police, was arrested at around 2:30 a.m.
No charges have been filed yet as the investigation is still ongoing.