August 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Updated: August 24, 2019 11:48 am

Baby found left alone in vehicle in over 30-degree heat in Longueuil

Longueuil police said they smashed open the car window to remove the child, who was under the age of two, from the hot vehicle.

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A baby was found unsupervised in a hot car in Longueuil on Saturday.

The Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil (SPAL) was called around noon when an infant was seen alone and unattended to in a vehicle.

The car was parked near Taschereau Boulevard in Greenfield Park in Longueuil, police confirm. Temperatures reached the high 20s on Saturday but with the humidity it felt like over 30 C.

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Longueuil police said they smashed open the car window to remove the child, who was under the age of two, from the vehicle. The infant was examined by paramedics but did not suffer any serious health issues.

The child’s mother was in a business nearby, police said. Authorities said they flagged the case to the province’s youth protection department and that there is a possibility that she be charged.

Police said an investigation is underway to further determine the circumstances around the incident.

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