AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Amber Alert that was issued Thursday afternoon was canceled early Friday morning.
The alert was for a baby from Kemp, Texas who police said was abducted by his mother. The Kemp Police Department said in an updated post on Facebook that the child and his mother were found in North Carolina. The baby’s biological father is from North Carolina, according to KPD.
The mother, identified as Abigail Williams, 23, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for interfering with child custody regarding this incident. She is being held there until extradition can be made back to Texas.
Police said the child is safe and currently being kept in North Carolina’s Children’s Protective Services until Texas CPS can make arrangements to bring the him back to Smith County.
The Amber Alert was issued Thursday after an incident at a domestic violence shelter that happened around 9:30 a.m. that morning. Officers were notified of the incident and dispatched to the shelter, which houses abused or recovering mothers and their children, KPD said.
According to officials, Williams arrived at the shelter Sunday with her 15-week-old baby boy, and left the shelter at approximately 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.
KPD said while Williams was allowed to come and go from the shelter, the baby was in Child Protective Services custody and was court-ordered by Smith County to remain at the shelter.
Williams was seen leaving with him and getting into an unidentified vehicle, according to police.
The baby is on prescribed medication, which must be taken with baby formula, police said. However, Williams left both medication and baby formula at the shelter.