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10-month-old child allegedly kidnapped by mother found safe

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 21:01:21-05

CLIFTON, Colo. — In a second case of alleged parental kidnapping in Colorado in just one afternoon, police said a mother kidnapped her 10-month-old son.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office sent an alert to the public Wednesday evening saying the mother, identified as 42-year-old Misty Nichols, was accused of taking her child from a location just before 4 p.m.

Deputies said at about 6:20 p.m. that the child was found safe and the mother was in custody.

This is the second kidnapping case in just one afternoon, with police issuing an Amber Alert for a separate case in Wheat Ridge. Learn more about that story here. 

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