7-year-old boy who was abducted by mother found safe, police say

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CHICAGO — A 7-year-old boy who was abducted at gunpoint by his mother has been found safe, according to Chicago police.

Police said the boy was abducted from the 1300 block of South Damen Avenue on the Near West Side shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday. He was taken by his mother, Lorraine Smith, who was armed with a handgun at the time, police said. According to police, she should be considered dangerous by anyone who encounters her.

Anyone who sees her is asked to call Area Three Special Victims Unit at (312)744-8266 or 911.

The boy was found safe Thursday, police said. No further information has been provided by police regarding Smith.

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