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Edmonton Mother Charged After Baby Left In Car In -28 C

03/09/2017 10:53 EST | Updated 03/09/2017 10:54 EST

EDMONTON — An Edmonton mother has been charged after her seven-month-old infant was left in a parked vehicle while the temperature outside was -28 C.

Police say officers rescued the child from the back seat of a locked Toyota in a commercial parking lot after a concerned citizen called.

They say officers decided to break the front driver's side window to retrieve the crying baby after a lengthy, unsuccessful search for the driver.

The child's 30-year-old mother returned about 10 minutes later and was charged with causing a child to be in need of intervention.

Police say they are not releasing the name of the woman to protect the identity of the complainant.

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