08/20/2015 09:49 EDT | Updated 08/20/2015 12:59 EDT

Baby In Safe: Turns Out Baby Locked In Hotel Safe Was Sibling Game Gone Wrong

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Police say a baby who was found locked inside a Niagara Falls, Ont., hotel safe and freed by a maintenance worker this week was an accident and there are no concerns for the child’s safety.

The parents contacted Niagara Region police from Markham, Ont., on Wednesday evening. They say it was determined after an interview with the parents that the child is safe and there was no criminality involved.

Apparently the children were playing in the Howard Johnson hotel room on Tuesday when they decided the safe was a good spot to hide. But an older sibling didn't know how to open the safe after the baby was inside.

The parents immediately sought out hotel staff to help them get the child out. The child never lost consciousness in the safe and was constantly calling for her parents.

Police say the family, from Brooklyn, N.Y., had travelled from Niagara Falls to a Markham hotel north of Toronto when the parents contacted authorities.

“They’ve been co-operative ever since we’ve gotten a hold of them,” Det. Const. Amanda Sanders told Global News. “We were concerned of the welfare of the baby. There’s no criminality involved as it was an accident.”



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