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Search on for parents of infant found abandoned at McDonald's

Posted November 13, 2008 6:15 p.m. EST
Updated November 13, 2008 10:27 p.m. EST

— The search continued Thursday for the parents of a infant found abandoned at a McDonald's restaurant in southwest Charlotte.

The baby boy was found in the women's restroom Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s on Rivergate Parkway. He was breathing and didn't appear to be injured.

Police said they believe the infant was about two or three hours old when he was found with his umbilical cord still attached.

Police said a man was seen taking the baby into the women's restroom before running out the door. Officers released a photo Thursday of the unidentified man taken from surveillance video.

If the parents are not found, the baby will be placed in foster care and put up for adoption.

“Of course we will treat him fairly, and again we just want to make sure the mother is safe and then find out the reason why what occurred yesterday –  and again, each situation has to be evaluated independently,” said Michael Davis, with the Charlotte Police Department.

The baby was taken Wednesday to Carolinas Medical Center for observation.