Police: Baby with needle in leg treated for drug overdose

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Needle found in baby's leg: Tamala Edwards reports during Action News at 5:30 a.m. on July 6, 2017. (WPVI)

Philadelphia police say the baby found with a hypodermic needle in her leg had to be treated for a drug overdose.

The 9-month-old is now hospitalized in stable condition.

Officers were called to the 200 block of Green Lane in the Manayunk section around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say the father was in bed with the child at the time she was stuck with the needle.

Investigators say the child was unresponsive when rescuers arrived on the scene.

Medics gave the child a dose of the opioid-reversal drug commonly known as Narcan, which revived her.

A 35-year-old male is in custody and charges are pending, police say.

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