Authorities in New York City issued an Amber Alert on June 7 to a nine-month-old girl, believed to have been captured by her father in Harlem.
Mi Angel Gaines was allegedly kidnapped near 131st Street in Harlem, Manhattan, at about 2:30 a.m. Monday, June 7.
Who is Antonio Armstrong, the alleged suspect in the Amber Alert for Angel Gaines?
The New York City Police Department has named 22-year-old Antonio Armstrong, the toddler’s father, as the prime suspect in the kidnapping charge.
According to the NYPD, Mi Angel “was placed in situations that led police to believe they were in danger of serious harm and/or death”.
Armstrong is said to have snatched the toddler after assaulting her mother.
Police said Mi Angel was seen in a stroller at the time.
Armstrong, 5 foot 10 and weighing about 200 pounds, is described as a black man with a microphone tattoo on his neck.
Police have released pictures of both Armstrong and Mi Angel and are appealing to the public for help.
Who is Mi Angel Gaines’ mother?
The identity of Gaines’ mother has not been released by authorities.
However, police say the mother and daughter were last seen at around 2:50 a.m. on 8th Avenue in Manhattan, with the baby girl in a stroller at the time.
Police said Little Gaines was last seen wearing a red, white and blue dress.
9-month-old Gaines is a black baby girl, about 15 inches tall and 19 pounds.
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She has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 911 or the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57 -PISTA (74782).
You can also submit tips via their website or DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.