RCMP investigating after infant found ‘abandoned’ in Port Coquitlam

Coquitlam RCMP are investigating after an infant was found, apparently abandoned, near a townhouse complex. Shane MacKichan

Coquitlam RCMP say the major crimes unit has been called in to investigate after an infant was found, apparently abandoned, in a townhouse complex Saturday afternoon.

A release said RCMP were called to the scene in the 2300-block of Ranger Lane in Port Coquitlam at around 12:50 p.m.

“Since that time police investigators have made significant progress,” RCMP said in a statement.

“The infant is receiving medical care in hospital and is doing well.”

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Police said there doesn’t appear to be any broader risk to the public.

They wouldn’t confirm Saturday night if they are looking for witnesses or a suspect, or if anybody was in custody.

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