Abandoned baby found


An infant dressed in a shirt that says "I'm a Francis Scott Key Medical Center Star Spangled Baby" was found in a portable car seat at a West Baltimore bus stop yesterday, city police reported.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the child's mother, Gwendolyn Holand, 24, of the 3500 block of Woodland Ave., charging her with reckless endangerment and child abandonment, said Sgt. Edward Jackson of the Western District.

Sergeant Jackson said information from numerous sources, which he wouldn't reveal, led to the District Court warrant.

Lt. James L. Rainey of the Western District said the abandoned boy appears to be about 2 months old.

"He looks like he was well taken care of," said Lieutenant Rainey, adding: "I've stopped trying to figure these things out."

Four people in a car spotted the baby at a bus stop at Carey Street and Lafayette Avenue about 10:30 a.m. They notified police.

The baby was dressed in a light blue hat and sweater and a Mickey Mouse T-shirt and pants.

The Francis Scott Key Medical Center shirt was pulled over his clothing.

A spokeswoman at Francis Scott Key said the shirts were once given to all newborn babies and are now placed on infants treated in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.

The infant was taken to University of Maryland Medical Center for an exam and was found to be healthy.

The infant, released to the custody of social services, will be placed in a foster home, officials said.

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