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Police: Rescue of kidnapped girl a 'Christmas miracle'

  • Crime
  • United States

(CNN) -- A kidnapped girl was rescued on Christmas Day after a dramatic police chase on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona.

Police said a stranger pulled 5-year Natalie Rose Flores into his pickup truck at an apartment complex and took off with her at about 2:15 p.m., after which police issued an Amber Alert.

At about 9:30 p.m., officers spotted the suspect's vehicle in another part of town, CNN- affiliate KTVK reported. A police chase ended in the suspect's capture.

"We have had our Christmas miracle," Phoenix Police Sgt. Andy Hill, said after the rescue.

CNN's Lee Garen contributed to this report.

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