HALIFAX – A baby was rescued from a locked minivan Sunday afternoon, after police couldn’t find his parents.
Halifax Regional Police officers broke a window of the minivan in order to get the one-year-old baby out, said a press release. Officers first did a check of the area to see if his parents could be located before breaking the window.
The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the area of College and Summer streets. Officers found the baby in a child seat in the back of the van and determined he was in “distress” because he was crying and covered in sweat.
An initial assessment from paramedics at the scene, determined the baby is okay. The Department of Community Services also responded to the scene and took the baby to the IWK for a full check-up.
The baby’s parents were located a short time later, said police. No charges have been laid so far, however police and the Department of Community Services are both investigating the incident.
EHS were at the scene and looked after the child, said the police statement. The Department of Community Services also attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
The Department of Community Services is responsible for determining if the baby can be returned to his parents custody. A spokesperson for the department did not reply to requests for information at the time of publishing.