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Mother Who Left Baby On NYC Subway Platform In Custody, Police Say

By Richie Duchon, Los Angeles Times

A mother who allegedly left her 10-month-old baby girl on a New York City subway platform was in custody for questioning early Tuesday, police said.

The woman, 20, whose name was not released, was taken into custody shortly after midnight near 72nd Street and Broadway, New York City Police Lt. Thomas Antonetti said.

Preliminary evidence suggested the woman left her daughter due to an inability to provide adequate care, Antonetti said. No charges had yet been filed.

Police say the woman pushed her daughter’s stroller onto a subway platform Monday at the Columbus Circle station and then got back onto a northbound train.

Security camera footage captured the incident. A pedestrian who had seen the images spotted the woman and reported the sighting to police.

The baby girl was examined at a hospital and appeared to be in good condition, Antonetti said.

The 10-month-old was in the custody of the Administration for Children’s Services early Tuesday.

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‘The Shield’ Actor Michael Jace Held In Wife’s Shooting Death

By Richie Duchon, Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Actor Michael Jace, who played a Los Angeles police officer in the FX drama “The Shield,” has been arrested in the shooting death of his wife, police said.

April Jace, 40, was found shot to death around 8:30 p.m. Monday in her South Los Angeles home in the 5400 block of Brynhurst Avenue, police said.

Michael Jace, 48, was taken into custody at the scene and subsequently booked on suspicion of homicide early Tuesday morning, Los Angeles police Det. Eric Crosson told the Los Angeles Times.

Crosson said the investigation is ongoing and that it is not yet clear what led up to the shooting.

From 2002 to 2008, Jace played Los Angeles Police Officer Julien Lowe, who rose in the ranks to become a detective on the crime drama “The Shield.” He also had roles in “Planet of the Apes,” “Forrest Gump” and “Boogie Nights,” according to the website IMDb.

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