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Baby believed kidnapped near Los Angeles is found safe

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LOS ANGELES » Authorities say a 13-month-old girl believed to have been kidnapped from a California motel was found safe, and two men were arrested on suspicion of abducting her.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joseph Fender says someone called authorities Saturday afternoon after hearing a baby crying in a shed in Palmdale, about 35 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Fender said she appeared unharmed.

An Amber Alert issued earlier in the day identified the suspect as a 38-year-old man driving a brown BMW. However, officials said detectives later determined he wasn’t involved in the crime.

Instead, they identified a 35-year-old man in a blue Ford Contour as the suspect. He and a teenage boy were pulled over in that vehicle, blocks from the shed. They were booked for investigation of attempted murder.

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