An 8-month-old girl was found safe after police say she was taken from her mother 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.
AMBER Alert: August Pippins, F/B/8months from Queens, NY. Suspect, Jerome Pippins M/B/23. If you see the missing or suspect please call 9-1-1. Multilingual & ASL Link: https://t.co/bVzN4CafyY. pic.twitter.com/bOGhDlzeYh
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Investigators issued an AMBER Alert because August was taken under circumstances that lead them to believe both her 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.