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Newborn baby with umbilical cord still attached found in highway rest area toilet

By Alexis Bell 12:09 PM December 5, 2017
Newborn baby (illustration)

A newborn baby was found abandoned inside the toilet of a highway rest area, according to police in Japan.

Kanagawa police said that they are looking to arrest the mother of the newborn baby on a charge of abandonment.

According to the police investigation, on Friday, at around 3:00 a.m., a truck driver stopped at the highway rest area to use the toilet.

When he entered the restroom, the truck driver heard a newborn baby crying.

The truck driver immediately called the police.

Police officers who arrived at the scene found the newborn baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached inside a cubicle.

The baby was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for severe hypothermia.

Doctors said that the boy’s condition was not considered life-threatening.