THE BRONX — The city’s child protective services and police have taken custody of all the children of a Bronx mother whose 3-month-old baby girl survived a two-story plunge from her apartment window in the Bronx’s Edenwald Houses, officials said.
The Administration for Children’s services took responsibility for the 3-month-old infant, along with as many as six of her siblings, while police questioned those believed to be responsible, officials and neighbors said.
“The infant and her siblings are now in the care of Children’s Services,” an ACS spokeswoman said in a statement.
The little girl, whose name was not immediately released, fell from a window in her family’s apartment at East 226th Drive about 8 p.m. Tuesday, police said. She hit an air-conditioning unit on the way down and landed in a grassy courtyard behind the three-story building, police said. The baby was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where she was in stable condition with a fractured skull, sources said.
The children’s mother, who was identified by neighbors as Takeya Dubose, 30, had been sitting on the front stoop with friends when her daughter fell, they said. Police had been looking into the likelihood that the infant’s 9-year-old brother threw the baby out of the window, but by Wednesday afternoon the investigation into the boy had been dropped, police said.
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