Airport officials confirmed that a newborn was found in a restroom at Tucson International Airport on Sunday night, Jan. 14.
According to the Tucson Airport Authority, the baby was found between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. in a restroom outside security checkpoints, near the rental cars. The infant was clean and wrapped up, laying on a changing table.
Officials did not release any other information about the baby. The child’s mother has not been located. Arizona is a “safe haven” state, meaning parents can drop off newborn children at designated safe havens, such as fire stations and hospitals, without fear of prosecution as long as there are are no signs of abuse.
“There have been a lot of questions after last night. If you feel you are unable to care for your newborn, there is a safe option All TFD fire stations are a #SafeHaven” Tucson Fire posted on Twitter.