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Man Arrested After Child Found Alone In McPherson Tent

A man was arrested after this 13-month-old child was found unattended at McPherson Square.
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A man was arrested after this 13-month-old child was found unattended at McPherson Square.

A 13-month-old baby girl was found alone in a tent at McPherson Square, prompting the arrest of the child's guardian, Park Police told NBC Washington Wednesday.

Officers found the child unattended in the northeastern corner of the McPherson Square encampment around 10 a.m., wearing only a onesie. A man claiming to be the child's guardian returned approximately 30 minutes later, when he was placed under arrest for child neglect. Police were concerned for the child's safety and its well-being outdoors in rain and 40-degree weather.

The Occupy DC camp in McPherson Square has been found unsanitary by city health officials on at least two occasions, prompted by an infestation of rats that shut down the camp's kitchens.

Child Protective Services have been contacted and will take temporary custody of the child.


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