OAKLAND -- A 2-month-old girl and her 17-year-old mother, who police say were abducted at gunpoint Wednesday night from East Oakland by the infant's father, were found safe Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
Police were still searching for the suspect, identified as Marcos Hernandez, and the car he was last seen driving, a silver Ford Focus.
Police said Angelica Lopez and her daughter Enalina Hernandez were found by police at an undisclosed home in East Oakland around 2:40 p.m. Thursday. They were both examined by medical personnel and released. Lopez was to be interviewed by investigators.
Police issued an Amber Alert on Thursday morning for the missing mother and child but canceled it when they were found.
The abduction began about 11:10 p.m. Wednesday night at an apartment in the 2700 block of Alvingroom Court, where the three had been staying with friends.
Police said Hernandez got into an argument with Lopez and physically assaulted her. He then grabbed the baby and left, but returned 15 minutes later with the child in the Ford, which is owned by a friend of Hernandez's.
When Lopez was taking the child out of the car, Hernandez started hitting her in the face. He continued to punch her and when others present tried to intervene, he pulled a gun and threatened to shoot Lopez, who was holding the child, police said.
Hernandez took the child into the car, ordered Lopez at gunpoint to get inside and then drove
Police said Hernandez continued to hit Lopez while they were driving away.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of Hernandez. Anyone with information about Hernandez can call police at 510-238-3641 or a police tip line at 510-637-0298.