KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (CBSNewYork/CBS Philly/AP) — A baby boy was found safe late Thursday after a woman allegedly kidnapped him from an upscale shopping mall outside Philadelphia, and the woman was in custody.
Upper Merion Township police said 7-week-old Ahsir Simmons had been abducted by a stranger Thursday evening at the King of Prussia Mall. An AMBER Alert had been issued following the incident.READ MORE: 'Today, I Can Rejoice': New Yorkers Hit The Streets After Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty In George Floyd's Death Activists Celebrate Conviction Of Derek Chauvin In George Floyd's Death, But Say Fight Is Not Over: 'Tomorrow, We Still Have To Dismantle Systemic Oppression'
Police say a woman befriended the boy’s family at the mall, and they sat down together in the food court. When the baby became fussy, police say the woman asked if she could hold him.
The mother gave her permission to do so while she took a phone call and dealt with other children in her care. That’s when police say the woman walked away with the baby.MORE NEWS: Police: Gabriel Dewitt Wilson In Custody After Deadly Shooting At West Hempstead Stop & Shop
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