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Amber Alert for missing 9-month-old girl canceled, suspect charged with kidnapping, assault

An Amber alert was issued Sunday for a missing 9-month-old girl who was found unharmed in Pennsylvania, where police arrested a man, who has been charged with kidnapping.

Police arrested Keith Kyle, 35, of Meyersdale, and charged him with kidnapping his girlfriend’s infant. He is also charged with home invasion and assault in connection with the incident, according to a news release from the Maryland State Police.

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State troopers responded to a call of reported assault around 10 a.m. Sunday to a Grantsville restaurant parking lot, in Garrett County. Kyle’s girlfriend told troopers that he assaulted her and was driving from the parking lot her daughter, according to the release.

Troopers tried to stop Kyle from driving away, but he fled to Pennsylvania via eastbound Interstate 68, in the process committing “numerous traffic violations,” according to state police.

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After the alert was issued, a person in Pennsylvania told officials that the girl was at a home in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, which is about 15 miles northeast of Grantsville.State police found the child there, unharmed. Pennsylvania troopers later found Kyle in his parents' home, where he was arrested without incident, according to the release.

Maryland State Police are attempting to extradite Kyle to Maryland and the investigation is ongoing, according to the release.

The alert, issued Sunday just before noon, was active for about an hour.

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