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Published on December 21st, 2015 |


Infant kidnapped from Lenox Square found; mother arrested

(Update: This story was updated with new information at 9:20 a.m. on Dec. 22.)

Police have located a 14-month-old boy who was allegedly kidnapped by his mother from Lenox Square Mall on Monday morning, according to a report.

Ryan Alwadi was located with his mother Sahar Alwadi, 45, at a Motel 6 in DeKalb County Monday night, 11 Alive News reports. The elder Alwadi was arrested while her son was returned to state custody, according to the report.

Alwadi has been charged with kidnapping and is being held without bond, according to Fulton County jail records.

Dec. 21 story: Atlanta police are searching Sahar Alwadi, 45, who allegedly kidnapped her 14-month-old son, Ryan Alwadi, during a supervised visit at Lenox Square mall on Monday morning (Dec. 21).


Kidnapped Ryan Alwadi

According to a police bulletin, Alwadi allegedly took her infant son out of the mall through Macy’s during a DFACS supervised visit at 11:30 a.m. Monday. DFACS told police that Alwadi does not own a vehicle and may have used MARTA to escape the area.

Alwadi is known to frequent the Sandy Springs area, according to the bulletin.

The elder Alwadi stands 5’8” tall and weighs 125 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, a red t-shirt with gold lettering, gray and black sweat pants, and orange Polo shoes, according to the police report.

The infant was wearing a gray, white, and blue Calvin Klein sweatshirt, black pants, and white and blue Keds shoes.

Anyone who spots Sahar Alwadi or Ryan Alwadi should call 911 immediately.

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