UPDATE: Newborn Taken From Pittsburgh Hospital Found Alive
PITTSBURGH — A three-day old baby who was abducted from Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Thursday has been found alive.
Police are questioning a woman who is allegedly involved in the kidnapping.
The baby, Bryce Coleman, was taken from the hospital just as his family was preparing to take him home, ABC News reports. The abduction took place moments after the child’s security tag was removed. The infant was taken by a woman not believed to be a hospital employee, according to a statement released by UPMC officials.
A woman matching the description of the suspect purchased UPMC scrubs prior to the kidnapping, telling the clerk at the uniform store that she was receiving training at the hospital.
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