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Baltimore police issue Amber Alert for boy, 8

By Sara Pratley, CNN
Darrick Charles Brown Jr., 8, was walking with a group of children when two men in a car abducted him.
Darrick Charles Brown Jr., 8, was walking with a group of children when two men in a car abducted him.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The boy is abducted while he was walking with a group of children in Baltimore
  • Two men throw him into the trunk of a car and take off, police say
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(CNN) -- A statewide Amber Alert has been issued in Maryland for an 8-year-old boy whom authorities believe was singled out from among a group of children and thrown into the trunk of a car.

Baltimore police say Darrick Charles Brown Jr. was walking with a group Monday evening when two men in a green Ford Taurus grabbed him.

Police are looking into whether the abductors knew the child.