Police: Baby Abducted From Lehigh Valley Hospital, Returned
Allentown Police stopped a vehicle and returned a baby to Lehigh Valley Hospital after receiving a report that a small child had been taken 'against medical advice,' Salisbury police said.
Allentown Police returned a baby to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest neonatal intensive care unit Tuesday after it was apparently abducted earlier in the day, according to a press release from the Salisbury Township Police Department.
Meanwhile, police are looking for a 10-month-old girl who was abducted Oct. 22 from her apartment in King of Prussia and for the killer of her 61-year-old grandmother whose body was found in the apartment.
According to the Salisbury Township Police Department press release:
"The Salisbury Township Police Department was dispatched to the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Cedar Crest facility, in response to a report of a child abduction. The Salisbury Police received a complaint from hospital security reporting that a small child has been taken from the Hospital 'against medical advice,' and that the involved persons were last observed leaving the area in a dark colored [GMC] Denali vehicle.
"Initial reports indicated that the involved persons may be traveling to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
"The Pennsylvania State Police, Allentown Police, Lehigh County Sheriff’s Department, and Lehigh County Children and Youth were notified. The Allentown Police Department observed the involved vehicle and was able to stop it in the area of 7th and Hamilton streets in the city. The child was returned to the Lehigh Valley Health Network Hospital unharmed and was readmitted to the NICU. The involved persons were interviewed and released a short time later.
"This incident is under investigation with the office of Lehigh County Children and Youth.
"The Salisbury Township Police Department would like to thank all agencies involved, and would also like to thank Lehigh County Radio for their assistance and quick release of information to area agencies."