Bergen sheriff's officer rescues child from hot van

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - A Bergen County sheriff's officer smashed the window of a hot van to rescue a child who was sweating profusely.

Officer Rich Carrion was alerted by a Costco employee in Hackensack around 4 p.m. Thursday and he found the girl crying in a car seat.

The girl was taken to a hospital for evaluation and released to her father.

The child's mother is charged with child endangerment.

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