1-year-old taken in a stolen car in Minneapolis found safe

Updated: Jan. 8, 8 a.m.

Authorities said a toddler who was in a vehicle believed stolen from a store parking lot in Minneapolis on Friday afternoon has been found and is safe back with his mother.

Police in Brooklyn Park said the child was anonymously returned, unharmed, to his mother in that community at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Officers located the stolen vehicle, left unoccupied, at 6:40 p.m. near the 3700 block of Lake Street, the Minneapolis Police Department said.

Authorities were searching for a suspect at last report.

The vehicle with the child inside was reported taken from a store parking lot at 12th Street and Lake Street at around 3:30 p.m. Friday. An Amber Alert was issued around 5 p.m.

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