Police: Woman abducted in Philadelphia found safe

Nov 5, 2014 6:14 PM by News Staff

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman seen on surveillance video being abducted off a Philadelphia street has been found safe outside Baltimore.

Police say Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was found in Jessup, Maryland, and the man who took her has been arrested.

Freeland-Gaither had been last seen on surveillance video being grabbed by a man and pulled toward a car Sunday night as she struggled to get away in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood.

Police and federal authorities had released a stream of images over the past two days from surveillance cameras in Maryland and from a Philadelphia supermarket hours before the abduction.

The 22-year-old nursing assistant graduated from high school in Maryland and lived with her grandfather in Philadelphia until a couple of months ago, when she moved in with her boyfriend.

Her grandmother Ana Mulero says she has worked with cancer patients and has been pursuing a career in nursing.

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