AMBER ALERT CANCELED: 2-day old abducted in Norfolk

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) A northeast Nebraska woman has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after police say she took her 2-day-old son from a hospital without authorization.

An emergency alert went out around 10 p.m. Sunday after the boy was taken from Faith Regional Medical Center in Norfolk.        

The boy was in state custody because his 34-year-old mother tested positive for methamphetamines and marijuana when he was born.

Security video showed the boy’s father leaving with a diaper bag and putting it in a Pontiac minivan before getting into his car. The woman then left with the baby and got in the minivan.

Police found the woman with the baby Monday morning after she contacted a family member in Pierce.        

The boy’s father was interviewed by police but wasn’t arrested Monday morning.