Pittsburgh Police Locate Baby Taken From Magee Womens Hospital

Investigators have a suspect in custody in the abduction of infant Bryce Coleman, who was taken from Magee-Womens Hospital Thursday afternoon.

After searching for more than three hours, Pittsburgh Police have located a 3-day-old boy who was abducted earlier today from Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Oakland, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said.

Police also have one person in custody in connection with the abduction this afternoon of infant Bryce Coleman, Richard said in a statement. 

"The baby has been located . . . and is en route back to Magee to confirm that it is the (abducted) baby," Richard said

She did not release any other information but said more details would be "forthcoming" from police.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-TV reported that police found the infant in the Investment Building, Downtown, and that the infant is safe. KDKA also showed video of police escorting a woman from the building in handcuffs.

A woman took the infant from Magee around 2:30 p.m., according to alert notices issued by police. Pittsburgh Police had been questioning a woman located at a house in Wilkinsburg but do not believe that woman is a suspect in the abduction, according to the Post-Gazette and KDKA.  

Investigators said the baby's kidnapper is black, weighs about 180 pounds, wore her hair in a pony tail and was dressed in medical scrubs, according to the alerts. The woman is not believed to be a UPMC worker, according to a statement released by hospital officials.

In the statement, UPMC officials confirmed the abduction of the baby boy from the hospital while his family was preparing to take him home. Hospital officials implemented lockdown and other security procedures and are working with investigators, according to the statement.

The woman who abducted the baby is believed to be a stranger to his parents, according to the Post-Gazette.

Anyone with information about the baby's abduction is asked to call 911 or notify local police.

jackie August 24, 2012 at 02:18 AM
That's a shame what people would do that baby is so precious what was on her mind
Carl August 24, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Kidnapping used to be a capital crime in this country - it still should be


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