Mother arrested after 2-year-old child rescued from hot car on Long Island

BALDWIN, Long Island (WABC) -- A mother was arrested over the weekend after her young child was rescued from a hot car on Long Island.

The incident was reported just before noon on Sunday in the 1700 block of Grand Avenue.

Police said Monday that witnesses found a child unattended in the vehicle with the windows up and the car off.

Officers arrived within 15 minutes and were able to remove the 2-year-old boy from the vehicle. He was sweating profusely when he was rescued.

Authorities arrested 31-year-old Digna Argueta Gutierrez when she returned to the car. She is facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

The child was taken to the hospital with a family member who responded to the scene.

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