Baby abducted from upscale suburban Philadelphia mall

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) — Police are searching for a woman who they say kidnapped a baby boy from an upscale shopping mall in suburban Philadelphia.

Upper Merion Township police say 7-week-old Ahsir Simmons was abducted by a stranger Thursday evening at the King of Prussia Mall.

Police say a woman befriended the boy’s family at the mall, and they sat down together in the food court. When the baby became fussy, police say the woman asked if she could hold him. The mother gave her permission to do so while she took a phone call and dealt with other children in her care. That’s when police say the woman walked away with the baby.

An Amber Alert has been issued as police continue to search for the unidentified woman and the baby.