Video Shows Woman Who Abandoned Newborn in Nativity Scene

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NEW YORK CITY — NYPD believes surveillance video from a 99-Cent Store shows the woman who abandoned a baby in a church’s Nativity scene.

According to PIX 11, this store is about two blocks away from Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens where the child was left. The woman appears to be holding something wrapped in a black jacket.

A custodian heard cries coming from the indoor Nativity scene on Monday. That’s when he found the baby in the manger — his umbilical cord was still attached.

Emergency crews were called to the scene. They took the baby to the hospital where he’s listed in good condition.

“The baby is well and healthy. 5.2 pounds and 17 inches long,” Bishop Cisneros wrote on his Facebook page. “Pray for him and for his mother, whoever she might be.”

In the State of New York, babies younger than 30 days can be left anonymously at designated places — such as a church, hospital, police or fire station — but an adult must be there to accept the child.

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