A 2-year-old boy who was abducted out of Oakland and who was the subject of an Amber Alert turned up safe Thursday when two women dropped him off at an Oakland police precinct, authorities said.
The California Highway Patrol early Thursday issued the Amber Alert for 2-year-old Michael Hamilton out of Oakland. The alert was canceled at about 9:30 a.m., but the kidnapper, a woman identified only as Tanisha, was still at large.
One of the women who returned Michael said her boyfriend was at a park in Oakland on Wednesday, when a woman asked if he would watch her child while she ran an errand. But the woman never returned, and the boyfriend took the toddler home, where the two women took care of him before turning him in Thursday.
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"The girl just left the baby at the park and said she would be right back," said Tressi Jackson, who added that her boyfriend knows Tanisha.
"It feels good because a lot of kids don't come home," Jackson added.
Michael appeared to be unharmed and in good condition, police said, but he was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
At about 8 p.m. Tuesday, Michael was abducted from Oakland, and authorities were searching for 30-year-old Tanisha as the person responsible, the CHP said. The agency provided only a single name for the woman.
The woman and child were seen in a black 2021 Nissan Versa with California license plate 8TYX914, the CHP said. The vehicle was last seen at Fruitvale Avenue and East 27th Street in Oakland.
Tanisha is described as 5 feet tall, weighing about 200 pounds and is believed to be wearing a blonde wig, a black coat and black leggings, as well as rings on all her fingers, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at 510-238-3641.