PORTLAND, Ore. – A woman in Portland, Oregon, is accused of giving birth on the sidewalk, and then walking away from her baby after it was born.
Officers were called to the scene for reports of a woman who had given birth and began leaving, and found the mother nearby, covered in blood and amniotic fluid, KOIN reported.
“My partner and I went to try and engage her, contact her, talk to her see what was going on,” Officer Kirby-Galatkowski told KOIN.
A nearby police bike squad also responded to the scene, posting the story to Instagram, saying they were able to get both mom and baby to the hospital. In the post, officers thanked members of the community who immediately stepped in to cover the infant and protect it from the cold.
Police told KOIN they are still working to learn more about the circumstances that led up to the baby’s birth and abandonment.