Updated: 3:50 ET
An 8-year-old Texas girl who was kidnapped while taking a walk with her mother has been found safe.
KXAS-TV reports that Salem Sabatka was walking with her mother in the Ryan Place neighborhood of Fort Worth when a man in a car drove up beside them and pulled Salem into the vehicle. Though Salem’s mother reportedly tried to stop the man by jumping into his car, he allegedly pushed her out before he drove off with the girl.
The dramatic rescue attempt was caught on a neighbor’s Ring doorbell surveillance video, obtained by KXAS-TV:
As CNN reports, following the abduction, Texas authorities issued an AMBER alert with a description of the suspect’s car, and two local residents tracked it down to a hotel, where police found the girl in a room with a 51-year-old suspect.
This is the vehicle involved in the kidnapping of #SalemSabatka
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— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) May 19, 2019
When found at the Woodspring Suites Hotel, Salem appeared to be unharmed and in good condition, a Fort Worth police spokesperson told reporters at an early Sunday morning news conference announcing the rescue. She was later reunited with her family after a medical evaluation, according to the CNN report.
Michael Webb, 51, has been charged with aggravated kidnapping after 8-year-old Salem Sabatka was abducted in a Fort Worth neighborhood, which caused an Amber Alert. READ HERE: https://t.co/WhEFlPuqWJ pic.twitter.com/0e7W58Otu1
— CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) May 19, 2019
Police have identified the suspect as Michael Webb, who is facing charges of aggravated kidnapping. He is not related to the victim.