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Abandoned newborn found at Long Beach gas station

February 20, 2012 | 11:17 pm

A newborn baby abandoned at a Long Beach gas station Monday night was found by a passerby who was alerted by the infant's crying, local media reported.

The baby, who appeared only hours old, was found at 7:35 p.m. by a woman who took the infant home and called 911, Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Lisa Massacani told the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Massacani did not return calls from The Times.

The newborn was taken to a hospital for evaluation but appeared to be in stable condition, Massacani said.

There were no suspects or witnesses known to police, the spokeswoman said.

KCAL-TV Channel 9 reported that the passerby was drawn to the abandoned infant by cries coming from behind a metal barrel at the rear of the gas station.

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