- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) - A woman who police say abandoned her 3-month-old baby south of Tacoma has been arrested.

The News Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/xMUH90 ) the mother was booked into Pierce County Jail Wednesday on suspicion of child abandonment.

The infant was found early Monday lying in the grass in a yard in Lakewood by someone walking in the area.

The boy was uninjured. Police say the mother contacted them from a hospital where she was being treated after seeing a news report about the baby.

She told police she was on drugs and thought someone was chasing her when she left the infant.

The baby was taken to a hospital and placed in protective state custody.

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Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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