An Amber Alert was issued early Saturday for an 8-month-old girl, authorities said.
The baby, August Pippins, is believed to be in imminent danger, the NYPD said. Her father took her by force after a dispute with her mother, police said.
August weighs 15 pounds and has black curly hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray onesie with purple polka dots.
The father, Jerome Pippins, took the child Friday night from a family shelter at 90th Street and Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica, then fled on foot, police said. He was last seen going south on the Van Wyck Expressway Service Road. Her mother called 911.
Pippins, 24, is about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 160 pounds, police said. He has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black Nike shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to call (866) NYS AMBER or 911.
The NYPD activated an Amber Alert for 8-month-old August Pippins.
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