POSTED: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 12:29pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 4:30pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — A 6-year-old boy was abandoned in a New Orleans hotel room after a man and woman got into a physical altercation. The child was not injured, but has been placed into protective custody.
The New Orleans Police Department reports that the incident happened shortly before 5:00 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. When detectives arrived on scene, they learned about the altercation and found the child alone in the hotel room.
Investigators discovered that the physical altercation took place in the lobby of the hotel, which is located in the 300 block of Loyola. Surveillance video showed the man physically attacking the woman. He then takes the woman and is seen fleeing with her in his vehicle.
Officials say a second female is seen in the video and appeared to be with the couple.
The room where the child was found was rented by one of the individuals involved in the incident. They contacted the woman who claims to be the mother of the child. However, they have been unable to confirm that information because she has refused to cooperate with police.
Police are actively searching for the man who kidnapped the female, and the second woman seen in the video.
If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.