MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A newborn baby boy was abandoned in Binghampton, and FOX13 is working to bring you everything we know about this developing story.
WHAT WE KNOW:
The baby was found in the 2900 block of Mimosa Ave. Wednesday evening, according to the Memphis Police Department.
Police said the newborn baby was found around 5 p.m. and taken to Le Bonheur Children’s hospital in non-critical condition.
Video taken by a Good Samaritan showed the moments after a family rescued the boy.
It was evident the baby was just born and possibly only a few hours old. In the video, which was streamed over Facebook Live, the umbilical cord could be seen still attached. The footage showed the Good Samaritan holding the baby boy close and trying to keep him warm.
Hours later, Memphis police told FOX13 the baby boy’s mother had been located.
Police said the child is safe, no arrests have been made, and their investigation is ongoing.
Tennessee’s Safe Haven law allows mothers of newborns to surrender unharmed babies to designated facilities within two weeks of birth without fear of being prosecuted.
The law was enacted to reduce the numbers of unsafely abandoned babies.
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