Baby boy only a few hours old dropped off at church in northeast Houston

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Firefighters say a baby was dropped off at a church before he was taken to their fire station.

Firefighters say someone dropped off a baby boy who is only hours old at a northeast Houston fire station early Wednesday morning.

Fire officials tell Eyewitness News the baby was initially dropped off at a church near Tidwell.

According to HFD District Chief Steve Dunbar, HFD Station 63 on Will Clayton Parkway got a knock on the door around 4:40 a.m. A man had the baby in his arms.

He told firefighters he was from the church and then handed them the boy.
The umbilical cord was still attached to the baby. He was transported to Northeast Memorial Hermann Hospital. The baby appears to be full term.



The man who dropped him off did not leave an ID or his name.
Houston police are now trying to find the baby's parents.


Because the baby was dropped off at a church, this case does not fall under the Safe Haven Law and police are now investigating to determine who the child's parents are.

The law allows parents to take their baby to any hospital, fire station or EMS station in Texas.

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