A woman arrested for kidnapping a baby disguised as a doctor in Spain

Police arrested a woman in the Spanish Basque Country (north) on Thursday after allegedly kidnapping, dressed as a doctor, a newborn baby from a hospital, who was located hours later at the door of an apartment, local authorities announced. .

The 24-year-old woman had kidnapped the baby on Wednesday night, who spent several hours unaccounted for until he was finally found on Thursday morning. "in good health"in front of the door of a house in a building in a Bilbao neighborhood, according to the Basque regional police.

The suspect, who was finally arrested around 10:45 a.m. local time (0845 GMT), had knocked on the door before fleeing, according to a regional police spokesman, who earlier had requested help from the public to find her.

Dressed in a white doctor’s coat, the woman had entered the maternity hospital of Basurto Hospital in Bilbao on Wednesday around 9:00 p.m., where she kidnapped the baby posing as health personnel.

"Everything seems to indicate that this woman tried to kidnap several babies throughout the night"explained the regional security officer, Josu Erkoreka, who explained that the suspect had entered other rooms where other mothers were with their newborns, but that she had not achieved her goal.

According to several Spanish media, residents of the neighborhood where the baby appeared -and where, according to them, the detainee also lives- affirmed that the woman had told them a while ago that she was pregnant and had even bought a baby stroller.

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