The attempted abduction of a baby at the Duke University Hospital Birthing Center April 19 was thwarted by four nurses who sprang into action after a warning alarm sounded.
That day, authorities say Tanisha Weaver, 28, of Louisburg, tried to steal a newborn from the birthing center. She has been charged with felony abduction of a child.
Now, a story on Duke's website details the incident.
According to the story, birthing center nurses are routinely trained to respond when an alarm goes off. That's what happened April 19; an alarm indicated that an infant's tamper-proof identification tag had been removed.
Nurse Peggy Fee quickly got into the baby's room, saw that the ID tag had been removed, confronted Weaver, and made sure the baby was safe, according to the story.
She knew Weaver was not the baby's mother because parents are given ID tags that match the one on the baby.
Other nurses helped keep Weaver from escaping. Police soon arrived and arrested her.
The baby was not harmed.
Here's the Duke story.