Police searching for man accused of abducting 5-month-old girl from Forest Park home

Police say the child’s father took her from her grandmother’s home Saturday night.
Updated: Apr. 4, 2021 at 10:27 PM EDT
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FOREST PARK, Ohio (FOX19) - Authorities have located a 5-month-old girl who was reported abducted from her grandmother’s home Sunday evening.

Forest Park police tell FOX19 NOW the girl’s father, whom they say abducted her, remains on the loose after fleeing on foot.

An Amber Alert for the girl was officially issued around 8:30 p.m. The alert was canceled at 9:06 p.m.

Police initially said the father, 24-year-old Christian Jackson, had taken the girl, 5-month-old Xayvah Armstrong, from her grandmother’s Forest Park home on Hollingsworth Way Saturday night.

Jackson has a history of domestic violence, police said. A protection order filed against him prohibits contact with the 5-month-old or her mother, Lillian Armstrong.

Police and the family were been unable to contact Lillian and did not know if Armstrong and Jackson were together.

Warren County Protective Services was granted emergency temporary custody of the child due to the circumstances, police said. The Amber Alert described Xayvah as being from Warren County.

Jackson was reportedly driving a 2015 red Toyota Prius with Ohio plates JIY7198.

He is described as 5′8″ and 145 lbs.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Forest Park Police Department at 513.595.5220.

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