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Police Seek Woman Who Possibly Abandoned Baby Girl on Subway Platform

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Police are looking for a woman who they say may have abandoned a baby girl on a subway platform.

Police say the girl seen at left, who is said to be about six or seven months old, was found on the platform of the Columbus Circle station just before noon Monday.

She was in a red stroller with white polka dots.

Police say according to a witness, a woman in her 20s pushed the stroller off of a northbound 1 train onto the platform but stayed on the train herself.

Police say the child was last seen with the woman seen in the surveillance image above.

Some people NY1 spoke with say they believe it could have been an accident, but others are less certain.

"I think the mother has to hold on very tight to the carriage. That's the first thing," said one person in the subway station. "And unfortunately, people don't help, or nobody helps you keep the door open. But don't let go, because if her body'd been in the way, this wouldn't have happened."

"That's crazy," said another. "It's scary what people do here on the subway."

"That's kind of deep," said a third. "Now, is it a criminal offense? Was she under the right influence? Is she under some kind of medication? Is she under stress? Did she do it on purpose or she did it by accident? It's hard to say."

The baby was taken to the hospital, and police say she appears to be in good condition.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP