3-year-old found safe after kidnapping at playground in Hell's Kitchen

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Sunday, September 13, 2020
3-year-old boy who was kidnapped found safe and unharmed
Police are still searching for the man they believe kidnapped Majesty Brown.

HELL'S KITCHEN, Manhattan (WABC) -- The three-year-old boy who was kidnapped from a playground in Manhattan was found safe and unharmed Saturday.

Police, however, are still searching for the man they believe kidnapped Majesty Brown.

The NYPD believes the suspect Dale Smith got into a verbal argument with his ex-girlfriend at the McCaffrey Playground located at 9th Avenue and West 43rd Street in Hell's Kitchen on Thursday.

He ended up leaving with Brown without her permission.

Smith is described as a 20-year-old Black male, 5'8" tall, with a light complexion, brown eyes, and black hair in braids. He has a tattoo that says "DALE" on his left arm and a tattoo that says "LOYALTY" on his right arm. Smith was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, white shirt, gray jeans and gray sneakers.

Smith is not the child's biological father.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

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