A young woman has been taken into police custody after abandoning her baby on a crowded subway platform in the heart of New York, police said.
The little girl, aged six or seven months, was left in a stroller at the Columbus Circle station, one of Manhattan's busiest, on Monday local time.
The 20-year-old woman pushed the stroller onto the platform when the doors of the train she was on slid open -- but did not get off herself.
Police launched an appeal for witnesses and broadcast close-circuit footage showing both the woman and the child.
The child was said to be in good health. Photo / AP
"We had someone notify us about her whereabouts and who she was," a police spokesman told AFP.
The woman is expected to be charged later today, he added.
The baby is in good health and has been handed over to child protection services.