Nanny accused of kidnapping 3-year-old in Battery Park City; child found safe: NYPD

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TRIBECA, Manhattan — A nanny faces multiple charges, including kidnapping, after a 3-year-old girl under her care went missing for more than 12 hours, the NYPD said Wednesday.

Fatima Alexander is pictured. (Credit: NYPD)

Fatima Alexander is pictured. (Credit: NYPD)

Fatima Alexander was held at the NYPD's 1st Precinct in Tribeca after allegedly taking the child from her Battery Park City home on River Terrace around 9:15 a.m Tuesday.

The 55-year-old is accused of kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful imprisonment, the NYPD announced Wednesday morning.

The allegations come a day after 3-year-old Gabriella Russo's parents notified the NYPD her nanny was expected to take the toddler to Preschool of America day care on Market Street.

When Russo had not arrived by noon, her parents called police.

The little girl and nanny were located a little after midnight Wednesday.

Alexander had been employed by the family for three years. She told police she was riding the subways and walking around central park with the 3-year-old. Robert Boyce, NYPD chief of detectives, said the case was "perplexing."