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Woman leaves her baby in car

In the Startribune and the Pioneer Press had coverage on a story that acquired in Andover on Wednesday when a 25-year-old mother left her baby in the car while she did some shopping at a Andover Target. Both sources don't have the age of the child and the Startibune discloses that they weren't able to get that information. The baby had been left in the car with the windows rolled and doors locked for 30 minutes.

A Target shopper noticed the mini van and the child in the back seat. The shopper notified store officials who called the Anoke County Sheriff's office at around 2 p.m. When the sheriff's arrived the temperature was 90 degrees with a heat index of 92 degrees.

When the sheriff's approached the vehicle they saw that the child was sweating and the windows were closed and the doors were locked. They took the child out of the car and took it to the Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids for evaluation. The baby was in stable condition. Another sheriff entered the store and found the babies mother (Bamu Gul Khalil), she was taken to the Anoke County jail but was released. The Pioneer Press gives the full name of the woman but the Startribune doesn't. I believe that Trib left the name out because the woman hasn't been charged yet, I can respect that. The sheriff's viewed the store camera footage and found that the woman had been in the store for over 30 minutes.

The woman hasn't been charged but the case has been forwarded to the Anoka County attorney's office.