NJ Amber Alert: 17-day-old safely located after being abducted by ‘armed and dangerous’ man

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A 17-day-old infant was safely located after she was abducted in East Orange by a man considered to be “armed and dangerous,” according to an Amber Alert issued Monday.

The baby was last seen before the abduction at 26 Lindsley Place in East Orange around 12:45 p.m., the alert stated. New Jersey State Police said she was found just before 3:30 p.m. She was reunited with her mother.

Damion Payne, 27, allegedly abducted the infant. He was arrested on charges of robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and endangering welfare of a child.

Before his arrest, police said he may have been armed and dangerous.

Payne was last seen before the alleged abducstion operating a 2016 white Nissan Altima with Virginia registration UPF6043. Police tracked the vehicle using state of the art technology.

The baby was described as having brown hair and eyes, weighing 7 pounds and being a foot tall.

Editor’s Note: PIX11 removed the infant’s name and a picture of the baby girl after she was found.

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