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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester man is accused of leaving his baby son behind in his car when he fled police Monday night.

Officers made a traffic stop of a car on 11th Ave SE near the Boys and Girls Club around 10:45 pm.

The driver got out and began approaching the squad. When told to return to his vehicle, the man fled on foot. A male passenger stayed at the scene.

Officers found the man’s 7-month-old son in the car, which was described as very warm.  A short while later, the man was apprehended a few blocks away and arrested.  The child’s mother was contacted by police and she came to take him home.

The man who was arrested was identified as 29-year-old Sean Blass, who is expected to face child endangerment and other charges.

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