NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The mother of a newborn baby who was dumped inside a trash can at a Queens emergency room Tuesday has been charged.

Police say Dawa Lama was arrested and charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

According to officials, Lama gave birth inside Elmhurst Hospital, put the baby in the trash can and then walked out around 2:30pm Tuesday.

The infant is still in the hospital in critical condition.

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