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Amber Alert for Missing 7-Month-Old Baby From Northwest Indiana Canceled

Xeniyah Sanders, 7 months old, is believed to be with Leandre Nutull, 35, Indiana State Police said

UPDATE: Police Monday afternoon canceled an Amber Alert that was issued hours earlier for a baby who was taken in northwest Indiana and "believed to be in extreme danger."

Information about the baby's condition or suspect's whereabouts wasn't immediately available.

EARLIER:

An Amber Alert was issued Monday for a 7-month-old girl from northwest Indiana who was believed to be "in extreme danger" and taken to Illinois, Indiana State Police said.

Xeniyah Sanders was last seen at approximately 5:35 a.m. in Merrillville and was wearing a white shirt with a watermelon on the front and the words "Grandpa is one in a melon."

The young girl is believed to be with Leandre Nutull, 35, who was last seen wearing a black coat and black jeans and driving a silver 2006 Acura TL with Illinois license plate CU62616, according to a news release. Nutull is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has black hair with brown eyes.

An Amber Alert was issued by the Illinois State Police at 12:39 p.m., approximately 40 minutes after police in Indiana announced the initial alert.

Xeniyah's mother reported Nutull entered their home through a window, took the child without permission and fled, according to authorities.

Police haven't said if the suspect knows the 7-month-old.

The Amber Alert was also issued in Illinois at the request of Merrillville police, according to authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Merrillville Police Department at 219-660-0028 or 911.

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