A postal delivery person is being credited with saving a 1-year-old girl who fell from a second-story window this morning.
City police said Lisa Harrell was making a package delivery to 306 Second St. about 11 a.m. when she noticed the child in an upstairs window that was open and did not have the screen pulled down. Harrell started to walked to the front door when she was struck in the head, police said. Unsure of what hit her, she put her arms out and the child fell into her arms, according to police.
Police said Brenda Morales, the mother of the child, ran outside, grabbed her child from Harrell and ran up the street to a relative's house. Officers were called to the scene by the postal service and spoke with Harrell, and Children and Family Services detectives waited at the house until the mother and child returned about 12:20 p.m.
Morales told detectives she was upstairs in the room with the baby and had put her on a bed that was up against the window, according to police. She said she was taking care of something in the room and had her back turned when the baby apparently crawled through the opening in the window and fell. Morales said she was startled at what happened, so she grabbed her child from the postal worker and ran to her mother's house.
Paramedics checked the baby at the scene and found no injuries, police said. No charges are being filed against the mother, police said, but Albany County Child Protective Services was notified.