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No Charges Filed After Baby Left at Fire Station
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LAS VEGAS  --  Authorities say a man won't face criminal charges for leaving a 2-day-old baby at a Las Vegas-area fire station under Nevada's Safe Haven law.

Las Vegas police Officer Barbara Morgan said Tuesday that the law covers the action of the unidentified man who left the infant with firefighters at a Clark County fire station not far from Nellis Air Force Base.

The child was taken to University Medical Center in the custody of county Child Protective Services. Officials are calling the case a first since the state law was passed in 2001 after cases where newborns were found in trash bins and casino restrooms. Some were alive. Some were dead. The law lets parents legally leave a child up to 30 days old with an emergency services provider.

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