Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, was located in Jessup,
Maryland, Philadelphia detectives said on Wednesday night. She
was found along the side of a highway in her suspected
abductor's car and had minor injuries.The man suspected of
abducting her on Sunday night, Devlen Barnes, 37, was taken into
custody at the scene, police said.
"I'm taking my baby home," Keisha Gaither, the woman's mother
told a televised news conference on Wednesday night.
Police said Freeland-Gaither was found along Route 175 south of
Baltimore, about 115 miles south of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said he was
relieved that Freeland-Gaither was found safe.
"It's very special for all of us," he said. "You hope, you hope,
you hope, but you don't always know that it will end this way."
Barnes faces federal charges of kidnapping and assault, police
said. They said he attacked Freeland-Gaither at random and did
not know her.
(Reporting by John Clarke in Washington; Editing by Sharon
Bernstein and Peter Cooney)
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