Police in Laval, Quebec were called to investigate reports of a newborn baby being abandoned outside of a home in the city's Chomedey district on Wednesday evening. Stéphanie Beshara, a police spokesperson, explained that a woman called 911 at around midnight on Wednesday claiming she had discovered a newborn baby abandoned in a shoebox, that someone had left on her balcony.\nTemperatures were low on Wednesday night ranging between 7 and 8°C. It is suspected that the baby spent nearly two hours outside before being discovered.\nResponding officers immediately rushed to the woman's house and wrapped the baby in a blanket to keep the baby warm before paramedics arrived on the scene. Thankfully, the baby is currently in stable condition but remains under close watch as a precaution.\n"Being alive is almost a miracle, " explained Stéphanie Beshara, according to a report by La Presse.\nRoughly 15 minutes after receiving the call about the baby on the balcony, police were informed by a local hospital that an 18-year-old had just given birth and abandoned her offspring.\nAccording to Global News, the young mother has since been placed under arrest for failing to provide the necessaries of life for a child under the age of 16 years. The maximum sentence for failing to provide such care in Canada is five years in prison.\nOriginally written by Christine Emond, Narcity Quebec.