PUEBLO, Colorado — A woman placed a 2-week-old girl on railroad tracks in Pueblo and ran away Friday, but two city workers immediately rescued the infant, who appeared to be unharmed, police said.
The baby was taken to a hospital as a precaution, police said.
Witnesses told police two trains were on the track but neither was moving. It wasn't clear how far the trains were from the baby.
Witnesses detained the woman until officers arrived. She was incoherent and was taken into custody for questioning and evaluation, police said in a news release.
The statement didn't say whether she was arrested on criminal charges, and a police spokesman didn't immediately return a call for comment.
Police identified the woman in custody as Jessica Sloan, 31. No phone listing could be found for her, and her name did not appear in online jail records, so it wasn't known if she had an attorney.
The police statement said Sloan was wanted on several arrest warrants, including one for failure to appear in court on a theft charge.
Police did not identify the workers who rescued the baby.