Mother Arrested After Leaving Child Home Alone

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A woman from College Station has been arrested after she left her 5-year-old child home alone.

Police were called to the Rail Apartments in College Station on Friday night on a report that a young boy was chasing other kids with a large kitchen knife, while playing in the complex.

The boy was found inside his apartment, where police learned he had been left alone for 45 minutes.

Almost 3 hours after police arrived, the mother finally returned.

24-year-old Irene Martinez admitted to leaving her child without supervision.

She has been charged with child abandonment and child endangerment.

Child Protective Services is assisting in placing the child.

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