NEW YORK -- A woman who allegedly abandoned a baby girl in a bustling midtown Manhattan subway station Monday has been detained and the infant was in the care of New York City's Administration for Child Services Monday night, city police told CBS News.
The woman, 20, is believed to be the baby's mother and was being questioned at a precinct house, police said.
No charges had been filed as of early Tuesday.
Sources said she was telling investigators she couldn't take care of the baby anymore and that's why she left her on the platform.
The baby is 10 months old.
The mother moved to New York recently, the sources added.
The infant was found abandoned at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station, reports CBS New York.
Just before noon, a woman was on a train with a baby in a stroller, police said. When the train arrived at the station, the woman allegedly pushed the stroller onto the platform. The doors closed and the train left the station.
The baby girl, who police said is 6 to 7 months old, was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
The infant was spotted alone on the platform by a 33-year-old woman who waited about 20 minutes with the child for the woman to return, sources told CBS New York.
The woman never returned.