A Maryland man accidentally left his 6-month-old son in his car in a parking lot when he boarded a train to work on Wednesday, police said.
The baby spent close to three hours in the locked car at the Forest Glen Metro station in Silver Spring, Maryland, before his dad eventually called Montgomery County Police at around 10.15 am.
First responders arrived at the scene, broke the car’s windows and removed the infant, who was taken to the Holy Cross Hospital with high fever. At the time of the rescue, temperatures outside were in the 80s. (Scroll down for the man’s frantic call after realizing he forgot the baby in the car.)
1. A 6-month-old boy was rescued on Wednesday morning from a hot car parked at the Forest Glen Metro station in Silver Spring, Maryland, after nearly three hours.
The infant’s unidentified 31-year-old father arrived at the station at around 7 am, left his car in the parking lot and caught the 7.30 am train to work.
It was not until the man was on board the train that he remembered that his son wasn’t with him and called his parents-in-law for help, according to MyFox DC.
They arrived at the parking lot, found the car and tried to open it, but could not.
2. The boy’s 31-year-old father arrived at the station at 7 am, parked his car with the baby inside and then took a Red Line train to work alone.
Firefighters who arrived at the scene were eventually able to get in the locked car, where they found the infant conscious and breathing.
The father has been questioned by police, but wasn’t issued a citation on Wednesday. The case has been referred to the Child Protective Services and prosecutors will also take a look at it.
In a similar incident in May in Quincy, Massachusetts, a distraught man called 911 from a train saying he had forgotten his one-year-old daughter in his parked SUV after forgetting to drop her off at a day care.
In that case, the girl was found by responding police officers unharmed in the backseat.
3. The man’s frantic call after realizing he forgot the baby in the car.
Read more: MyFox DC.
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