Amber Alert issued for newborn taken from Hospital of University of Pennsylvania

    5:45 p.m. Police now say it is unclear whether the child was under DHS custody. They say they err on the side of caution when issuing Amber Alerts.

    5:15 p.m. Police located the infant and his mother on the 6000-block of Kingsessing Avenue. Both are in good health, and the newborn will return to the hospital. Dixon is in police custody.

    Update: WHYY Health & Science reporter has confirmed the baby was taken by his mother, and is supposed to be in the custody of the Department of Human Services.

    Original report: The University of Pennsylvania Police Department is looking for a newborn taken from the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania.


    An Amber Alert has been issued for the 2-day-old, who was reportedly taken by Tonya Dixon, a 39-year-old black female. She was last seen wearing cream colored pants, a yellow shirt, black jacket and long black wig when she left with the black male infant.

    Dixon fled in a four-door silver Dodge sedan with someone else at the wheel. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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