CHARLOTTE, NC - Charlotte police are asking the public for help identifying an abandoned infant.

Officers say they responded to a call after a woman said she left her infant with a man Thursday night.

(Photo: CMPD)

The man told police he had met a woman with her infant around 9 p.m. Thursday while she was walking through the Lakewood Manor complex on Watson Drive. Police say the woman asked him to watch the baby and then never returned.

"The female (possibly the mother) is described as a young, dark skinned black female, approximately 170 to 180 lbs and was last seen wearing shorts and a tank top," CMPD says.

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The infant is a girl, possibly six to eight months old, and was left with the man in the red plaid outfit shown in the picture below.

(Photo: CMPD)
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Anyone with information are asked to call 911 or the Westover Division Team Office at 704-432-2442.

UPDATE: CMPD posted on their Facebook page shortly after asking the public for help that the mother of the child came forward. According to CMPD, the mother and 911 caller told conflicting stories and circumstances are still unclear. The DSS is currently investigating the situation.