Police investigate infant’s death

Several police vehicles were present outside of 61 Union St., Apt. 1, in Gloversville on Wednesday afternoon investigating the death of an infant who was found unresponsive and not breathing early Wednesday around 2:08 a.m. (The Leader-Herald/Ashley Onyon)

GLOVERSVILLE — The death of an infant who was found unresponsive and not breathing early Wednesday morning at a Union Street apartment is under investigation.

According to a police press release, the investigation began after emergency services were dispatched Wednesday around 2:08 a.m. to 61 Union St., Apt. 1, for the report of an infant who was unresponsive and not breathing.

Members of the Gloversville Police Department, Gloversville Fire Department and the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the scene and attempted to provide medical aid to the child who was ultimately transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital and pronounced deceased.

Members of the city police detective division were called to the scene Wednesday to investigate the infant’s death, aided by the state police Forensic Investigation Unit, Fulton County Coroner’s Office and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

Police have not provided any details surrounding the circumstances that led to the infant’s death, but say that there is no threat to the public at large.

Several police vehicles were observed on Wednesday afternoon at the Union Street apartment building that had been secured with caution tape. The caution tape had been removed as of this morning and there was no visible police presence on Union Street today.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and no additional information will be released at this time.

By Patricia Older

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