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Charges pending after Baltimore police find kidnapped boy

By the CNN Wire Staff
Authorities say they found Darrick Charles Brown Jr., 8, after receiving a call from someone who recognized him.
Authorities say they found Darrick Charles Brown Jr., 8, after receiving a call from someone who recognized him.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • An 8-year-old boy was found in an unoccupied home
  • One suspect is in custody, another is being sought, police say
  • Officials believe the boy was targeted
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(CNN) -- An 8-year-old boy who was seen being thrown into the trunk of a car was found alive Tuesday, Baltimore police said.

Darrick Charles Brown Jr. was grabbed by two men in a green Ford Taurus while walking with a group of children Monday evening, Detective Donny Moses said.

Shortly after, a statewide Amber Alert for the missing boy was issued in Maryland.

Authorities found Darrick in an unoccupied home after receiving a call from someone who recognized him, Moses said. He was brought to police headquarters and checked out by medics before being released to his family, Moses said.

One person is in custody, and police say they are searching for another suspect in connection with the boy's abduction.

Officials have said the suspects probably knew the family and the boy was targeted, Moses said.

Charges in the case are pending.

CNN'S Sara Pratley contributed to this report.