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Amber Alert canceled: Missing California boy found safe

1024-amber-alertSierra County, Calif. – A 7-month-old who was abducted from his grandmother’s home in Sonoma County, California has been found safe in Sierra County, according to Sacramento NBC affiliate KCRA.

Henry Massey was taken to a local hospital and appears to be in good health. Henry’s mother Hannah Ashley, who did not have legal custody of the boy, was arrested after a struggle with police.

Henry’s grandmother told authorities Hannah Ashley took the boy from his crib during visitation on Sunday.

Police say Ashley’s car was spotted Tuesday morning in Downieville, California by a citizen who saw the Amber Alert. Later in the afternoon, Ashley was spotted in a grocery store by a clerk who recognized her.

A CHP officer then found Ashley as she was walking down the road carrying a duffel bag. The officer heard crying coming from inside the bag as he approached—that’s when Ashley ran. The officer chased Ashley and was able to catch up to her and take her into custody.

Police said Henry was taken into protective custody. No further details have been released.

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