A one-year-old boy has been found after he was snatched form his mother’s arms at gunpoint.
Mateo Montufar-Barrera was abducted while his mother was pushing him in a stroller in Chamblee, in the US state of Georgia on Saturday (local time).
The child’s mother, who has not been named, told police a man got out of a maroon SUV and pointed a gun at her hip, before grabbing her son from the pram.
According to the FBI, the mother put up a fierce fight ripping a piece of material from the suspect’s shorts and grabbing one of his shoes in the frightening altercation.
AJC News reports the mother managed to wrestle the gun from the man and tried to shoot but the weapon didn’t fire.
The suspects, now identified as Maynor Dario Valera Zuniga and Kristin Nicole Valera Zuniga, drove away with the child and were stopped in the same car at 5pm that evening (local time) by Georgia State Patrol after an Amber Alert was issued for the toddler.
They were arrested and taken into custody.
#Breaking @ChambleePd and #FBI Atlanta are searching for 1-year old Mateo Alejandro Montufar-Barrera who was kidnapped at gunpoint from his mother, who was walking him in a stroller. If you see him or the suspect vehicle call 911 immediately. pic.twitter.com/3gcFhNos1a— FBI Atlanta (@FBIAtlanta) August 29, 2020
Mateo was unharmed and has been reunited with his mother.
It’s unclear if the suspects are known to the mother.
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