Police rescue 3 kids from hot car while mother appeared in court

The children were sweating and lethargic, according to police.
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Three young children were sweating and lethargic when police in Rochester helped them out of the car their mother left them in while making a court appearance, according to Rochester Police Department. 

The kids, ages 1,3 and 4 years old, were found inside a car with the windows up around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The car was parked outside at the Olmsted County Government Center parking lot, where their mother was attending a court appearance, police said. 

All three children were taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic-St. Marys hospital where they were treated, then transferred to social services. 

Their mother was held at the government center after her court appearance due to a warrant in Ramsey County, though instead of telling authorities that her children were waiting outside in a car, she said they were being taken care of in the Twin Cities, according to police. 

The woman was taken into custody just before 3 p.m., and the kids were found approximately 2 1/2 hours later because the car alarm was going off. 

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