Good Samaritan finds baby boy at fire station in Warren County

Published: Aug. 18, 2018 at 1:48 PM CDT
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UPDATE: A Facebook post goes viral, claiming a baby was left at an unmanned volunteer fire post in Warren County.

Sergeant Curtis Hargett emphasized the most important aspect in the investigation was, "the safety of the child and the mother is our main concern at this point."

Jessica Barber, the woman behind the Facebook post spoke about her interaction with the man who recued the baby.

"I looked up and I seen a man all erratic, he came in and he was like mumbling and trying to get something out, he wasn't making any sense and I couldn't understand him."

The Good Samaritan was on his way to work, when he decided to stop by the fire department, at the soda machine they have outside, but he got a big surprise.

"He's like there's a baby at the fire department, and it's naked in a cardboard box and it's brand new," says Barber.

According to The Kentucky Safe Infants Act, it allows parents to leave infants less than 30 days old at a staffed, police station, fire station, hospital or a place of worship without the fear of being criminally prosecuted.

The sheriff's department says the Gott Fire Department was unstaffed, at the time the baby was found.

Hargett says, "EMS transported the infant to a local hospital where itis currently receiving treatment, he is alive."

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An infant is found at a fire station in Warren County.

According to deputies, they received a call about a baby being found at the Gott Fire Station on Porter Pike. Officials say the baby was left unattended in a box.

Deputies say a Good Samaritan stopped at the fire station and noticed the baby.

The infant is alive and was taken to a local hospital.

The Warren County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate.