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9-month-old baby abducted by armed father found unharmed

Police are searching for Brian Pullen, right, after they say he abducted his 9-month-old son, also named Brian, on Sunday from the St. Louis County town of Overland.
Police are searching for Brian Pullen, right, after they say he abducted his 9-month-old son, also named Brian, on Sunday from the St. Louis County town of Overland.

A 9-month-old St. Louis County infant abducted by his non-custodial father has been located safe and sound, according to police, though authorities are still searching for the father.

An Amber Alert was issued early Sunday afternoon for 9-month-old Brian Scott Pullen. Police say his non-custodial father, Brian K. Pullen, abducted the baby around 11:30 a.m. from a residence in the 2200 block of Woodson Road in Overland, Mo. Pullen, 40, was reportedly armed with a shotgun and is a registered sex offender and a convicted felon.

Though the baby was found safe, police were still searching for Pullen as of Sunday evening.

After the FBI, Missouri Highway Patrol and Overland detectives launched a manhunt, Pullen called a woman he knew and asked her to take the baby from him and call the police, according to Overland Police Chief Michael Laws. The woman called the police and met detectives at a Circle K gas station near Telegraph Road and Interstate 55 in St. Louis, where the woman handed the baby over to detectives, Laws said.

As of 5:45 p.m. Sunday, the infant was still at the police station while authorities worked on finding out who has custody of the child, Laws said.

Pullen is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. Another suspect, William Bowen, 37, might be with Pullen. Bowen is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He has a tear drop tattoo under his left eye and a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Police said the two might be in a brown or maroon Hyundai or Nissan, though authorities initially thought they might be in a red Jaguar.

Anyone with information should call the Overland Police Department at 314-428-1221.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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