Jennifer Millman

Woman Delivers Baby, Then Tries to Report Randomly Finding It: Police

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A woman trying to report finding a newborn baby on Long Island was the child's mother and had just given birth, authorities say. 

Cops responding to a 911 call near Oak and Cedar streets in Copiague shortly after 7:35 p.m. Monday found the woman and newborn outside the Oak Plaza shopping center. The circumstances remain unclear. 

The woman was taken to a hospital; the baby was in stable condition, police said. 

It's not clear who initially called 911. Child Protective Services and the Suffolk County Police Department's Special Victims Unit are investigating; they're also looking into whether the woman has other children. 

Her name has not been released.

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