Chicago Police

Mother, child found safe after kidnapping on Chicago's Far Northwest Side

A mother and child were found safe hours after being kidnapped on Sunday in the city's Jefferson Park neighborhood, authorities said.

According to police, at around 4:30 p.m. in the 5500 block of North Austin Avenue, a witness told police that two men had forced a woman and her child into an SUV.

The offenders and victims then drove away in the vehicle southbound. In an update at around 9:30 p.m., police said the woman and child had been found safe.

Additional information wasn't immediately available.

No one was in custody as of Sunday evening.

Area Five detectives were investigating.

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