Police officers shot at while trying to rescue baby in dumpster

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Astonished police called to rescue an abandoned baby girl from a dumpster came under gunfire in a gang-ridden neighbourhood.

Officers in an armoured car were fired at almost immediately after entering the Brazilian suburb.

They fled when paramedics called and revealed the infant had already been rescued.

The newborn girl was taken to a nearby maternity hospital.

SWAT cops protect the baby's crib in hospital.
Armed SWAT cops seen protecting the baby in hospital. Source: CEN/Australscope

She underwent tests, received vaccinations and, at the time of reporting, remained in the hospital under observation.

Pictures show an armed-to-the-teeth SWAT cop toting an assault rifle as he stands beside the baby's cot.

When the girl is discharged, she will be handed to the local child services, officials said.

Police have launched an investigation and are trying to find whoever threw the baby in the rubbish and why.

At the time of reporting, the infant's mother had not been located.

The identities of the Good Samaritans who found the baby and called the emergency services were not reported.

Paramedics with the newborn baby thrown in garbage. Source: CEN/Australscope
Paramedics were able to rescue the newborn girl. Source: CEN/Australscope

Garbage man rescues newborn boy abandoned in bin bag

The rescue comes after remarkable images captured the moment a garbage man found an abandoned newborn boy hidden in a bin bag.

The baby was found in the plastic bag inside a dumpster near a hospital in Iran last week.

The unnamed garbage man reportedly found the sack in the waste container, opened it and noticed the baby — who was breathing — inside.

They cleaned the newborn, whose umbilical cord was still attached, was rushed to a nearby hospital.

He is now in stable condition, but the identity of his parents remains unknown.

Last year, an abandoned baby boy was found alive in a rucksack hanging on a fence in the Philippines.

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