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Abducted Philadelphia woman rescued; man arrested

Police: Woman abducted in Philadelphia rescued in Maryland as 'dangerous predator' arrested

Police officials surround Keisha Gaither, second from right, mother of kidnapping victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, following a news conference in Phi...
Dereck Alston, second from left, grandfather of kidnapping victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, smiles while participating in a news conference,  in Phil...
ATF Special agent Timothy Jones speaks during a news conference about the arrest of the kidnapper of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither at the parking lot of t...
ATF Special agent Timothy Jones speaks during a news conference about the arrest of the kidnapper of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither at the parking lot of t...
Friends and family of Philadelphia abduction victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither are escorted by police into Howard County General Hospital to meet Freel...
Friends and family of Philadelphia abduction victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither are escorted by police into Howard County General Hospital to meet Freel...

Philadelphia Abduction

Police officials surround Keisha Gaither, second from right, mother of kidnapping victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, following a news conference in Phi...

Philadelphia Abduction

Dereck Alston, second from left, grandfather of kidnapping victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, smiles while participating in a news conference, in Phil...

Philadelphia-Abduction

ATF Special agent Timothy Jones speaks during a news conference about the arrest of the kidnapper of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither at the parking lot of t...

Philadelphia-Abduction

ATF Special agent Timothy Jones speaks during a news conference about the arrest of the kidnapper of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither at the parking lot of t...

Philadelphia Abduction

Friends and family of Philadelphia abduction victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither are escorted by police into Howard County General Hospital to meet Freel...

Philadelphia Abduction

Friends and family of Philadelphia abduction victim Carlesha Freeland-Gaither are escorted by police into Howard County General Hospital to meet Freel...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A woman abducted off a Philadelphia street was reunited with her family hours after police said she was found safe outside Baltimore and police arrested a man suspected of grabbing her.

Keisha Gaither, who a day earlier had sobbed as she pleaded for the safe return of her kidnapped daughter, smiled during a Philadelphia news conference Wednesday evening.

"I'm taking my baby home. Thank you. Thank you so much," she said as authorities announced the rescue of 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither and the arrest of the suspect.

Law enforcement agents spotted her and the man in a car with a broken-out back window in Jessup, Maryland, authorities said.

Freeland-Gaither had some injuries but was generally doing OK, police said. Authorities said there was no indication she and the man, who used to live in Philadelphia, knew each other.

Delvin Barnes, 37, was being held Wednesday night on an unrelated Virginia warrant alleging attempted capital murder, assault and malicious injury with acid, explosives or fire, and he would face federal charges in the Philadelphia abduction, authorities said. Barnes, 37, couldn't be reached for comment while in custody.

Freeland-Gaither had been last seen on surveillance video being grabbed by a man and pulled toward a car Sunday night as she struggled to get away in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood.

Police and federal authorities had released a stream of images over the past two days from surveillance cameras in Maryland.


Updated : 2021-10-19 12:44 GMT+08:00