2 toddlers in Bronx found in car; dad arrested

BRONX, New York (WABC) -- Police have arrested a father after two children were found by a police officer in a parked car Friday.

Around 3:30 p.m., a New York City Police Department officer was dropping off children from their Explorers program when a man alerted him to two toddlers in a parked Toyota Camry in the 2100 block of Barnes Avenue in the Bronx.

A 3-year-old boy and 1-year-old girl were found in the rear seat with the engine off and the windows rolled up. The officer broke the front driver's side window and unlocked the car doors to remove the children.

The father, Javed Shoaib, 39, of Yonkers, arrived shortly afterwards and was taken into custody without incident.

Both children were taken to Jacobi Hospital where they were evaluated as a precaution.

Shoaib was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
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