SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a newborn in a toilet of a convenience store in Niiza City on Thursday, reports TBS News (Jan. 24).
At around 1:00 p.m., a male customer found the infant girl — with her umbilical cord attached — inside a urinal at a toilet of an outlet of 7-Eleven in the Owada area.
Emergency personnel arriving at the scene took the infant into custody. Her condition is not considered life-threatening, according to police.
An examination of security camera footage by police shows a woman using the toilet just before the discovery.
Police are now investigating whether the woman gave birth and exited the toilet, leaving the child behind.