A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of planning to abduct a baby from London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Police were called at around 2pm on Monday, following a report of someone trying to take the child from the facility.
Officers attended and arrested a 31-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of conspiracy to commit child abduction.
They were taken to a central London police station and have been bailed to a date in mid-April.
Inspector Paul Clarke, of the Met Police, said: "The actions of the staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital in making all of the necessary checks and the quick response of police in arresting a couple prevented what could have been a very frightening and harrowing incident."