Illinois: Mother attacked, boy, 1, abducted

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NBC Chicago – An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon for a 1-year-old boy last seen in Maywood.

Officials said Bryeon Hunter was taken from the area of Main Street and South Fifth Avenue at about 2:15 p.m. by three Hispanic men.

The boy’s mother said they were attacked and beaten.

“They pulled up out of the alleyway and told me, ‘Didn’t we say we didn’t want to see you here no more?’ They pulled down my hair and pulled me in the car and started beating me and all I heard was my baby just screaming,” 23-year-old Lakeshia Baker told reporters. “They beat him too.”

Baker, speaking with a swollen eye, said she and her son were taken to a wooded area a few blocks away where she was beaten again. She was then put back in the car, returned to the area where she and her son were abducted, and “kicked” out of the car.

Hunter was last seen wearing a blue, striped long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and blue Nike shoes. He is 2 feet tall and weighs 30 pounds, officials said.

Officials said the three Hispanic men were in a black two-door sports car with tinted windows.

Anyone with information should contact the Maywood Police Department at 708-450-4471.

Source: NBC Chicago