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Gazette Premium Content Onlookers rescue baby from train tracks, hold woman who tried to flee

lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com - Published: February 14, 2014

Onlookers rescued a 2-week old baby from train tracks in Pueblo on Friday afternoon as other bystanders grabbed the woman who had dropped the infant as she tried to flee, Pueblo police said.

Witnesses told police there were trains stopped in both directions on the track, near 29th Street and Lowell Avenue, when the woman dropped the baby girl and ran.

A pair of city workers rescued the baby, and a group of citizens detained the woman until Pueblo police arrived.

The woman, identified as 31-year-old Jessica Sloan, was incoherent when she was arrested, police said.

The baby, who police said appeared to be okay, was taken to the hospital for an examination.

Police said Sloan was wanted on several city warrants, as well as a $500 failure to appear warrant for theft.

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