UPDATE 4:42 p.m.: The child's mother has been located.
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police are investigating after a baby was found in a trash barrel in Dorchester on Friday afternoon.
The child was found alive inside a trash can outside Pat's Pizza on Dorchester Avenue near Adams Street at around 1 p.m. Friday, and was taken to Boston Medical Center in an unknown condition, WBZ-TV's I-Team reports.
Authorities confirmed the baby is a newborn.
Parts of the street were cordoned off with police tape Friday afternoon, as authorities continued to investigate.
A security guard at the nearby Boston Housing Authority apartment building said a resident had called 911 after hearing the sounds of a baby coming from the trash barrel, according to the Dorchester Reporter.
This is a developing story.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal reports:
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