Mother arrested after leaving child home alone

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - A College Station woman has been arrested after she left her 5-year-old child home alone.

Police were called to the Rail Apartments in College Station 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 three hours after police arrived, the mother finally returned.

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

She is charged with child abandonment and child endangerment.

Child Protective Services is assisting in placing the child.