Dad steps off train to smoke, leaves baby on board

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Father accidentally leaves baby on train. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on February 7, 2019.

A surveillance video released by a transit authority in Cleveland shows a man stepping off a train to smoke a cigarette and then frantically chasing after it when it leaves the station with his baby on board.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority released a statement about the Jan. 12 incident in East Cleveland on Wednesday.

The statement said the train's driver learned about the baby on board before it arrived at the next station, which was just a minute away.

RTA officials responded and quickly returned to the station where the father was reunited with the child.
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