Woman arrested for intentionally disconnecting two-month-old baby's feeding tube

The baby was not harmed, but the woman was sent to house arrest while the incident is investigated.

Shaare Zedek Medical Center (photo credit: SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER)
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
(photo credit: SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER)

A woman in her 20s who volunteers at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem was arrested on Sunday on suspicion that she intentionally attempted to disconnect the feeding tube of a two-month-old baby.

Nurses noticed her unusual behavior and gained control of the situation. They then informed the police.

According to Ynet, the volunteer confessed to disconnecting the tube and said that she wasn't mentally stable.

The police requested to extend her arrest, but the court sent her to house arrest.

The hospital said that the baby was okay. "The baby is under the constant supervision of the nursing and medical teams, and due to the suspicion and lack of clarity surrounding the incident, the police were called to investigate," Shaare Zedek said in a statement.

Shaare Zedek Medical Center. (credit: COURTESY SHAARE ZEDEK)Shaare Zedek Medical Center. (credit: COURTESY SHAARE ZEDEK)

The hospital also said that the volunteer was from an external organization and that the hospital's volunteers go through tests and are fully researched before taking on the job.