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Parents lock baby in hotel room safe before disappearing

By Mason White 5:53 PM August 19, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
Police are looking for a couple of Brooklyn, New York, who locked their baby inside a hotel safe before disappearing, police in Canada said.

The Niagara Regional Police Service said that the family was staying at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Niagara Falls.

On Tuesday around 10:00 a.m., the family notified the hotel staff that the baby had been locked in the safe. A maintenance worker was sent to the room in order to free the baby.

The baby was alert and crying, police said. The parents, who were on the scene when the maintenance worker freed the baby, left the hotel before the police arrived.

The child abuse unit of the Niagara Regional Police, said that it is still unclear how the baby ended up in the safe. Police believe that the baby is less than one year old and small enough to fit in the safe.

The U.S. Border Control has also been notified about the incident. The family has not arrived back in the U.S. The New York Police Department has also been notified.

The family is believed to be traveling in a 15-passenger van.