NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 8-month-old girl was found safe after police say she was abducted by her father in Queens late Friday, triggering an early morning AMBER Alert.
Police say 8-month-old August Pippins was abducted by her 24-year-old father, Jerome Pippins, just before 10 p.m. inside a motel-turned-shelter just off the Van Wyck Expressway across from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
Investigators issued an AMBER Alert because August was taken under circumstances that lead them to believe both she and Jerome could have be in danger of serious harm or death.
Police say the father and daughter were located in good physical condition Saturday morning in Harlem. Jerome was placed in police custody with charges pending, as August was taken to Harlem Hospital for observation, according to police.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.