An 18-year-old woman is said to have kidnapped another woman's baby from a clinic in Hamburg-Heimfeld. Two hours later, she returned to the hospital with the unharmed infant and was arrested, police said on Tuesday night.

At the time of the crime, the 18-year-old woman was in a state of mental emergency, according to the police.Previously, the woman is said to have lured the mother of the child away from the baby by pretending false facts.

It remained unclear whether the alleged perpetrator and the mother knew each other and how the teenager had gained access to the hospital. The police began an investigation on suspicion of child abduction.