Baby boy abandoned at South Carolina fire station

September 12, 2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Human Services says a 9-day-old baby has been abandoned at a fire department.

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports that the baby, a white boy, was left at the North Spartanburg Fire Department sometime Sunday evening. A note attached to the child identified him as Josiah, but his last name is unknown.

A South Carolina law says unharmed babies up to 60 days old may be handed over to officials at a designated “safe haven,” and the person leaving the infant may do so anonymously.

A hearing about the baby’s custody will be held Oct. 15 at the Spartanburg County Courthouse.

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