NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A newborn baby was fighting for her life Tuesday night after being dumped in a trash can inside a Queens emergency room bathroom earlier in the day.
Authorities said a woman — believed to be in her 20s — gave birth inside Elmhurst Hospital, put the baby in the trash can and then walked out around 2:30 p.m.
The woman believed to be responsible was taken into police custody Tuesday night. No charges have been filed yet.
Cathy Valasco, who is expecting a child herself, said she can’t even imagine such an act.
“Definitely something wrong with that woman,” she told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.
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A hospital employee found the baby clinging to life inside the trash cash. Officials said they are not sure if the woman was a patient. The baby was in critical condition.
Valasco said the woman’s behavior goes against everything that mothers should feel.
“Because you know like a mother that is expecting a baby, [they] would never do that,” she said. “She has to have psychological problems.”
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