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Police treat baby girl with anti-overdose drug after she’s found in her father’s bed with a needle sticking out of her leg

July 8, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police treat baby girl with anti-overdose drug after she’s found in her father’s bed with a needle sticking out of her leg

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A nine-month-old infant had to be treated with an anti-overdose drug after she was found in her father’s bed with a hypodermic needle stuck in her leg.

The child was rushed to a hospital at 6:30 pm on Wednesday after she was discovered unresponsive by authorities inside a home in Philadelphia.

The girl’s father, Steven Welsh, 35, purportedly told investigators his daughter was in bed when she rolled onto the needle, which went through her leg.

Paramedics who responded to the residence administered a dose of Narcan, an anti-overdose drug, which revived the baby, Fox29 reported.

On Thursday, she was in stable condition at Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Welsh was arrested by police with the Special Victims Unit on simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment charges.

Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the Department of Human Services has been informed of the incident.

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