A baby was found abandoned in a box at a Kentucky fire station Saturday morning.
The Warren County sheriff’s office said a “good Samaritan” stopped at the Gott Fire Station on Porter Pike in Bowling Green and noticed the infant.
The sheriff’s office was called at 6:42 a.m., and the baby was taken to a local hospital.
The sheriff’s office did not release further information about the baby’s condition, other than that the child was alive. They said the investigation is continuing.
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Under the Kentucky Safe Infants Act, which the legislature approved in 2002, parents or someone acting on their behalf may leave newborns with staff at a hospital, police station, fire station or participating house of worship. If the baby has not been physically abused or neglected, parents will not be prosecuted in such instances.