Missing infant found safe, father taken into custody

Jerome Pippins, 24, was taken into custody after he allegedly abducted his 8-month-old daughter in Queens July 20, 2018.

QUEENS — An Amber Alert has been canceled after an 8-month-old girl was found safe Saturday morning after she was abducted by her father in Queens.

Authorities say August Pippins and her father, 24-year-old Jerome Pippins were found in an apartment in Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem.

The child’s father was taken into custody.

August was taken to the hospital for observation.

Early Saturday, an AMBER alert was issued after Pippins allegedly abducted his daughter from Queens.

August Pippins and her mother were inside their residence along the Van Wyck Expressway Service Road and 91st Avenue when Pippins entered the location and forcibly removed the 8-month-old, police said.

Pippins faces multiple charges, including burglary, acting in a manner injurious to a child and custodial interference.

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