(UPDATED) St. Paul Infant Found Safe
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Twin Cities baby has been reunited with her mother.
After mistakenly reporting that 7-month-old Chanelle Jones had been found her father arrested in Minneapolis, St. Paul Police last night reported that someone left the child at a hospital unharmed.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a statewide alert about the missing infant at the request of St. Paul Police, who believed the baby had been taken by her father after he allegedly assaulted her mother on Thursday. 21-year-old Jamal Jones is still being sought by police.
It's not known who left the infant at the( hospital.
An earlier report from St. Paul Police that a missing infant had been found has proved to be erroneous.
A statement from the St. Paul Police now says investigators have determined a man detained by Metro Transit Police in Minneapolis was not 21-year-old Jamal Jones and the infant with the man is not 7-month-old Chanelle Jones. The discovery has led to the re-issuance of a statewide alert seeking assistance in locating the missing baby.
Officials have said they believe the infant was taken by her father after Jamal Jones allegedly assaulted the baby's mother earlier today. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Paul Police Department.
St. Paul police this afternoon reported the safe recovery of a missing infant.
A statewide alert was issued earlier this afternoon by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at the request of the St. Paul Police Department after seven-month-old Chanelle Jones was reported missing. Officials say the baby was located in Minneapolis by Metro Transit Police and is in the process of being reunited with her mother.
The child was with her father. St. Paul police earlier stated they suspected he had taken the baby after allegedly assaulting the infant's mother.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a statewide alert this afternoon requesting assistance in locating a missing seven-month-old child.
The request is from the St. Paul Police Department, which is reporting that investigators believe Chanelle Jones is with her father. It is suspected 21-year-old Jamal Jones left with the infant after he allegedly assaulted the baby's mother earlier today.
A news release says it is unknown what clothing the infant might be wearing at this time and it is not known what mode of travel the father might be using. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Paul Police Department at 651-291-1111.
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