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NY firefighter rescues child locked in hot car; dad arrested

August 9, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter rescued a crying child locked in a car on a hot summer day in New York City.

The 5-year-old boy was safe Friday, after being rescued a day earlier by a city firefighter.

On Thursday afternoon, Firefighter Matthew Clinton found the boy at a shopping center in Queens, in a car seat, sweating and crying that it was hot inside.

Clinton smashed a window with a hammer to get the boy out.

His father, Geremie Ram, faces charges including endangering the welfare of a child. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court date on Sept. 19.

His attorney did not immediately respond to a call for comment.

Last month, twin 1-year-olds died after their father left them in a car in the Bronx.

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