Pennsylvania Amber Alert canceled after 7-week-old baby found safe

Posted at 10:34 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 23:12:19-04

UPDATE: Baby has been found safe, not yet clear who the suspect is or what charges she may face.

UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP, Penn. — Pennsylvania State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a 7-week-old boy who was abducted from a food court Thursday night in Upper Merion Township.

An unknown woman allegedly grabbed the boy, identified by police as Ahsir Simmons, from his stroller at the King of Prussia Plaza Mall on North Gulp Road around 5:30 p.m., WPIX reported.

Upper Merion Township police say the suspect befriended the family of the boy and spent about 30 minutes with them in the food court. When the baby became fussy, the family gave her permission to hold him while the boy’s mother made a phone call, according to WNEP.

She then turned around and walked out of the mall with little Ahsir, her image captured by surveillance cameras near the exit.

Simmons was last seen wearing a bright orange shirt and blue jeans.

The suspect is described as being 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds. She was last seen wearing long-sleeve, light-colored shirt, dark pants and black sneakers. She had an orange purse with her.

Anyone with information is asked to call Upper Merion Police at 610-265-3232 or call 911.