Police: Woman who reported baby as found is the mom

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Police are investigating an incident of a baby found in Copiague on Monday night.

A witness who works at a store in Copiague tells News 12 the mom who gave birth to a baby left the baby and called 911 herself to report it.

Investigators say they have determined that the woman trying to report the baby as found was in fact the baby’s mother and had just given birth to the baby.

The woman is now hospitalized and the baby is in stable condition.

Police are continuing to investigate the reason for the mother’s actions and whether woman has any other children.

The witness tells News 12 the baby was left wrapped in a plastic bag with the umbilical cord still intact.

It is not clear if any charges will be filed.

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