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UPDATE: Baby Reportedly Found Safe, Suspect in Police Custody

UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP — [Update] Media sources in Philadelphia reporting baby has been found safe. The suspect is reportedly in police custody and charges...
AMBER ALERT

UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP — [Update] Media sources in Philadelphia reporting baby has been found safe.

The suspect is reportedly in police custody and charges are pending.

[ Previous Story] Police are searching for a woman accused of kidnapping a 7-week-old baby boy from King of Prussia Mall.

Officers responded to the food court area of the mall around 5:35 p.m. Thursday for a report of an abduction.

In a press conference Thursday night, Upper Merion Township police identified the infant boy as Ahsir Simmons. Shortly after the press conference, an amber alert was issued.

UPDATE: Baby Reportedly Found Safe, Suspect in Police Custody

When the baby became fussy, police say the suspect was granted permission to hold him while the child’s mother took a phone call.

Police say the suspect then walked away with the baby. Police released a surveillance image of the suspect carrying the baby while exiting the mall in the area by Bonefish Grill.

The suspect is described as a black female with a dark complexion, 25-30 years, 5 feet 2 inches, with a medium build. She was last seen wearing a long-sleeve, light-colored shirt, dark pants and black sneakers, and carrying an orange purse.

The 7-week-old boy was last seen wearing an orange shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-265-3232 or 911.