Infant found safe after armed man took car with baby inside

Published 11:25 am Friday, May 8, 2020

An infant who was abducted in east Alabama was found safe Friday hours after an armed man took the car in which she was riding, authorities said.

The state issued an amber alert for 4-month-old Cambrylln Jannett Mayfield but canceled it after the child was found in an abandoned car.

The child was in the car when it was taken at gunpoint by an unknown man around 3:30 a.m. Friday in Talladega. Authorities haven’t released any possible motive, and news outlets reported they were still looking for the man.

Police Chief Jason Busby told the child was with her mother and another female when a carjacking happened near a residence. He declined to release additional details.

“Initially the baby’s life is what was most important but now we’re focusing on identifying the suspect,″ Busby said.