DETROIT (WWJ) – An Amber Alert has been canceled after a 2-week-old baby who police say was forcefully taken by her father was located unharmed.

Police say Bella Osterman was found safe Saturday morning, hours after an Amber Alert was issued.

“Apparently a family member got a call to meet him and the child was turned over,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters.

According to police, Bella was abducted by her father, 23-year-old Cordney Osterman. Police say Osterman went to the girl’s home on Garfield, near McDougall and East Forest, around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and demanded to see the child. After being denied entry into the home, Osterman forced his way inside, took the baby and fled the location on foot.

amber alert1 Amber Alert Canceled: 2 Week Old Girl Found Safe, Father Remains At Large

Bella Osterman -Cordney Osterman

Police say Osterman is a career criminal who removed his court-ordered tether after taking the baby. He remains at large.

He’s described as a black male with a light complexion, 5’10” and 150 lbs. with a medium build, beard and mustache. He was last seen wearing a blue-sweatshirt, black sweatpants and burgundy shoes.

“Call us if you see someone matching that description,” said Craig. “He has a criminal history, he has a personal protection order out, committed an armed robbery in the past and was on a tether — so yes, he’s considered dangerous.”

Anyone who sees Osterman should call 911. If you have any other information on their whereabouts, contact police at 313-596-5900 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.


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