9-month-old taken from Dayton found after Amber Alert issued

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The 9-month-old child that was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found.

The suspect, a 15-year-old girl and the child were found in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue Monday around 11:15 am.

Emergency medics were called to the scene as a precaution. The infant was quickly reunited with his mother. 

“There is nothing more traumatic and nothing scares you more than a child missing. Especially a 9-month-old who has no way of communicating or caring for itself,” said Lt. Jason Hall of the Dayton Police Department. 

The 9-month-old was found about 11 minutes away from where he went missing. 

Two witnesses told 2 NEWS reporter Ethan Fitzgerald the 15-year-old became aggressive when confronted by police.

“She was fighting like it was her baby. You pretty much couldn’t tell what was behind all this,” said Dwyane Donlow. 

“What was she doing with this baby? Something had to be going on with her to steal a baby. What really happened? It’s crazy. People out here stealing kids,” said Tyechaia Wade. 

Family friends told 2 NEWS that the suspect was staying the night in the family’s home, but was not related to them. It’s not clear if they were taking her in, but neighbors claim that was the case. 

“I just wouldn’t know what to do. I feel sorry for her (the mother). I’m glad she got the baby back and he was safe. But if you ain’ to sure about someone or their company, don’t let them in. Watch out for your kids,” said Ebony Perkins, a neighbor.

Police are early in the investigation and believe charges could soon be coming for the 15-year-old that is accused of kidnapping the infant. 

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Dayton Police Department issued the Amber Alert for the child around 10:30 am Monday.

Hear what police has to say minutes after the child was found:

2 NEWS is following this story and will keep you updated when more information is available.

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