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Amber Alert Canceled After Baby Taken by Man Fleeing Traffic Stop in Illinois

The man, whose nickname is “Boopa,” was driving with the child’s mother to Madison, Wisconsin, police said

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    Amber Alert Canceled After Baby Taken by Man Fleeing Traffic Stop in Illinois
    Illinois State Police

    An Amber Alert has been canceled Thursday after a 7-month-old girl was taken by a man fleeing police during a traffic stop in Illinois.

    The man, whose nickname is “Boopa,” was driving with the child’s mother to Madison, Wisconsin, police said. When authorities pulled over the vehicle on westbound Interstate 90 milepost 21.25 near Belvidere in DeKalb County, “Boopa” refused to exit the car, jumped into the drivers seat and fled, police said. The woman’s child was still in the car.

    The man “does not have any rights to the child,” police said.

    According to police, the child was later located in Chicago with a family member. The incident is still under investigation, and no suspect is in custody. 

    “Boopa,” whose real name was not given, is a 32-year-old black man with brown eyes and black hair, according to police. He stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 225 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan and black jacket.

    The vehicle he fled in was a silver 2013 Chevrolet Malibu with license plate AV65043. It has tinted windows and the front passenger side window is cracked, police said. 

    Illinois State Police are asking anyone with information to call (217) 786-6677.

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