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Police: 7-week-old baby abducted from King of Prussia mall, later found safe

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - Upper Merion Township police say a 7-week-old baby boy has been found safe after being abducted from the King of Prussia Mall.

Officers responded to the food court area of the mall around 5:45 p.m. Thursday for a report of an abduction.

"In speaking with the family of the abducted young male, we found that the family had come to the King of Prussia Mall in the early afternoon, they were shopping in the mall. During that time, a woman befriended them and started talking with them, spent some time with them. Eventually they all ended up at the food court in the mall," Upper Merion Township Police Chief Tom Nolan said. 

Nolan said the suspect in the case held the child after he became fussy. While the child's mother was tending to other children, the suspect walked off with the baby. 

Police identified the missing child as Ahsir Simmons. 

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