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New Jersey kidnapping suspect arrested in Nassau, police say

Christina Fitzpatrick, 20, was arrested Wednesday Feb. 24,

Christina Fitzpatrick, 20, was arrested Wednesday Feb. 24, 2016, in Lakeview, and was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and interfering with custody, in connection with the kidnapping of an 11-month-old boy in East Orange, N. J., according to the Essex County prosecutor's office. Credit: Essex County Prosecutor's office

A woman wanted in connection with the kidnapping of an 11-month-old boy in New Jersey was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a home in Lakeview, Nassau County police said.

Police said that Christina Fitzpatrick, 20, was arrested at a home on Utah Place at 1:20 p.m. by the U.S. Marshals Service, New Jersey State Police and the Essex County, New Jersey, prosecutor’s office, with assistance from the Nassau police Fugitive Squad, Fifth Squad and Special Victims Squad.

Police said the child was found unharmed, but was taken by Nassau police ambulance to a hospital for evaluation. After that evaluation, police said, the boy was reunited with his parents.

Police said Fitzpatrick has been charged as a fugitive from justice and is scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Fitzpatrick is from Chicago and was watching the infant for a friend in East Orange, New Jersey, when she disappeared with the child, according to The Associated Press. The discovery was made, AP said, when the child’s mother returned home at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Nassau police had no additional details about the case. It also was not known if Fitzpatrick was represented by an attorney.

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