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Mother found after girl abandoned at Mercy hospital

Police say arrest has been made
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 5:51 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2021 at 11:57 AM EDT
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Police in Miami have located the mother of a toddler who was left at Mercy Hospital.

Miami police said Wednesday morning that the mother has been found and an arrest has been made.

According to police, a woman left the girl with an off-duty police officer Tuesday, telling him she was going to the restroom, but she never came back for the girl.

Officials say the child appears to be around 2 years old and is in good health. She is currently in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

Florida's safe harbor law protects mothers who leave their kids in a designated safe space, but it only governs babies up to seven days old.

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