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Police recover 5-year-old girl kidnapped in Cleveland, man in custody

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Posted at 8:03 PM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-05 23:10:13-04

CLEVELAND — UPDATE: The girl has been recovered by officers and the man who took her is in custody, police said.

Cleveland police were searching for a 5-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her home in Cleveland.

Around 6 p.m., officers were called to a residence for report of a 5-year-old girl possibly kidnapped by her mother's live-in boyfriend.

The mother told police her boyfriend came to the home with a group of people, one who was armed with a gun, and that her boyfriend took the child.

Police believe the incident stemmed from accusations over the child being assaulted in some way by another occupant in the house.

According to police, the boyfriend was thought to have been traveling back to Pennsylvania where he, the child and the child's mother reside.

The girl was never believed to have been in any danger.

Police are investigating the incident.

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