A 23-year-old woman reportedly posed as a nurse and attempted to kidnap a newborn baby at a California hospital on Thursday morning.

The accused was identified as Jesenea Miron. She allegedly entered the Riverside University Health System – Medical Center in Moreno Valley, California and pretended to be a newly-hired nurse.

Miron was able to get access to a medical unit where newborn infants were present, an official press release read.

While the 23-year-old was in the patient’s room, Miron allegedly tried to take the newborn infant.

She would then be confronted by hospital staff who in turn notified authorities. The woman was able to flee the scene without the newborn before police arrived.

Miron was later tracked down by authorities at a home in Moreno Valley. There, authorities were able to find more items of evidentiary value.

She would later be booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

In a report from KTLA-TV, hospital personnel is now cooperating with law enforcement to determine how the suspect was able to gain access to the patient’s room and was able to interact with the family.

"Riverside University Health System – Medical Center has multiple layers of security to protect the safety and well-being of patients and staff, and we're thankful those systems and our vigilant staff were able to thwart this suspect," CEO Jennifer Cruikshank stated.

"Our security protocols have been reviewed and reinforced, and we have additional sheriff's deputies on campus. We are also working with the family to address their concerns and ensure their emotional well-being," she added.

A look at jail records showed that Miron’s bail was reportedly set at $1 million. It was not mentioned in the report if Miron had entered a plea to the charges against her. There was no mention as well of whether Miron had official legal representation.

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