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Baby abandoned on subway: Child's mother arrested, little girl safe

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A woman has been arrested after her baby was abandoned on a subway platform around lunchtime on Monday. Reports indicate that she had stepped out onto the platform with the baby in a stroller, then she stepped back onto the subway while leaving the baby on the platform alone. NBC News shared the latest details on Tuesday.

Authorities quickly released photos of the baby abandoned on the subway, and later a video of the woman was released as well. According to Fox News, the 20-year-old mother of the baby has now been arrested. Luckily the baby is fine, as one passerby saw the unattended stroller and waited with the baby for about 20 minutes watching for the mother to return. When nobody came back for the child, the woman called the police.

The little girl was taken to the hospital, where she is said to be in good condition. She is now in the care of the Administration for Children's Services. Charges have now been filed against the mother of the baby. The 20-year-old has been identified as Frankea Dabbs, and it seems she may be homeless.

Frankea has been charged with a misdemeanor of committing actions injurious to a child as well as a felony charge of abandoning a child. The baby is 10-months-old, though her name has not been released. After sharing the video of the woman, police received a tip on Tuesday and they found Dabbs at a nearby Starbucks. She was taken into custody, questioned, and soon charged.

The woman's arraignment is expected to take place later on Tuesday. Luckily the baby abandoned on the subway was found by someone willing to watch over her and get her into the hands of authorities, so she is safe. Many will be curious to see what happens next in the case against Frankea Dabbs.

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