FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Eight-year-old Salem Sabatka, who was kidnapped in Fort Worth early Saturday evening, has been found safe, and a suspect is also in custody, police said.
An Amber Alert was issued for the 8-year-old girl after police said a suspect in a vehicle kidnapped her while she was walking with her mother.READ MORE: Public Utility Commission Grills ERCOT Over Its Call For Texans To Conserve Energy This Week
The child was apparently walking with her mother when a man in a vehicle approached them and grabbed the 8-year-old at around 6:40 p.m. in the 2900 block of 6th Avenue.
According to police, the mother tried to jump into the vehicle to get her daughter, but she was pushed out. The vehicle then drove off.READ MORE: Feds Warn Against Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards
Police were able to find and release surveillance video and images of the suspect vehicle from a nearby home.
At around 2:20 a.m., police said that after receiving a tip about the location of the missing girl they were able to find her safe at the WoodSpring Suites in Forest Hill. The suspect vehicle was also found at the location.
According to police, they received the tip from two local church members who were looking for the girl.MORE NEWS: Tarrant County Issues Warning About Expedited Passport Scams
The suspect was later identified as 51-year-old Michael Webb, and he’s been charged with aggravated kidnapping.