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Baby found abandoned in a box at Kentucky fire station

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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.

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.

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