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May 29, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Police find child taken from Seattle shelter; woman, 33, arrested

Seattle policed quickly found a 2½ -year-old child who was abducted Wednesday afternoon from the Mary’s Place shelter on Ninth Avenue in downtown Seattle. The child was unharmed.

According to a post in the police department’s blog, the child, the mother and the suspect were all in a common area of the shelter along with numerous other people when the mother turned away for just a moment. When she looked back, the child was gone.

Several officers conducted a search, and the department’s Crisis Intervention Team located the child at Seventh Avenue and Olive Way about 28 minutes after the first call came in, the blog says.

The suspect, a 33-year-old woman, was arrested and booked into jail for investigation of kidnapping, police say.

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