Missing Boy, Mother Found

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Philadelphia Police

A missing 19-month-old Philadelphia boy and his mother who allegedly abducted him, have been found.

Kanief Dandy and his mother Natia Dandy, 34, were found at the Lancaster train station on Friday around 8:30 p.m.

The Pennsylvania State Police had issued an Amber Alert for Kanief after he went missing Wednesday afternoon.

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Philadelphia Police say Kanief was abducted by Natia around 4 p.m. during a scheduled, supervised visit at a Department of Human Services office at 15th and Arch Streets in Center City.

The case worker called 911 but Dandy fled the building with her son, headed west on Arch street and was long gone by the time police arrived, according to Lieutenant Patrick Doherty with Central Detectives.

Police said she fled on foot with the child while pushing a black stroller.

Dandy has a history of mental illness and according to court records, has also been in and out of jail over the years. She is also known to frequent homeless shelters in Philadelphia, according to police.

Investigators say that Kanief is unharmed. Dandy was taken into custody and is currently being interviewed by police.

No word yet on any charges against her.


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