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Ibaraki: Newborn boy left in cardboard box in front of orphanage

IBARAKI (TR) – Ibaraki Prefectural Police have launched an investigation after a newborn boy was left in front of an orphanage in Tsukuba City on Saturday, reports Jiji Press (July 22).

At around 11:30 p.m., a employee of the orphanage tipped off police after finding the infant wrapped in a towel inside a cardboard box at the front gate of the establishment, police said.

an orphanage in Tsukuba City
A newborn boy was left at the front of an orphanage in Tsukuba City on Saturday (Twitter)

The infant was then transported to a hospital in fine condition, police said.

The discovery was made after the employee responded to the intercom. An examination of security camera footage shows a person leaving the box at the scene and departing on foot, police said.