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December 12, 2012
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SF police 'heroes' after saving abandoned baby

Woman gave birth on street and ran off; police performed CPR on infant

By Amy Hollyfield

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police are investigating a bizarre birth on a Bayview street early today. The mother and infant are hospitalized right now. But, the baby might not have survived if not for some officers who worked quickly to save his life.

The fact that the homeless shelter inside the Providence Baptist Church was open at 2 a.m. may have saved a baby's life. It all started when a staff member heard the front door buzzer.

"They went to the door and there was a lady at the door covered in blood and she said she wanted to come in, but she didn't have anything with her at that time, so he went to let his supervisor know and called 911," said G.L. Hodge, Providence Baptist Church.

Full story: SF police help save abandoned newborn's life

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