Upon the police officers' arrival, Sgt. Charlie Anderson said that "everybody in that call instantly fell in love" with the child, according to CBS Minnesota.
"In this job you see so much bad in people. Violence, death and destruction. It's just nice to have a call like this every once in a while, to remind you why you wear the badge," Sgt. Charlie Anderson stated.
Fr. Ubel baptized the child while waiting for the responders, and named him Nathan John, after the Cathedral custodian who found him. It is Fr. Ubel's hope that the child will be adopted by a Catholic family. The baby is now in the care of the Ramsey County Child Protective Services.
"The fact that this child was left off at a Catholic church is not an insignificant detail to me," stated Fr. Ubel.
This case was also something particularly special for Sgt. Anderson, who had been married at the Cathedral of St. Paul and also attended the seminary there for a few years. He is also a father of three children, saying that the call "tugged at his heartstrings."
When the police arrived at the Cathedral, they knew that they had to makes sure the baby was warm before they transferred him to the Children's Hospital. According to Sgt. Anderson, the group of responders gathered together for group hug and made sure the baby had enough heat.