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Baby boy safe, mother taken into custody after Amber Alert in Phoenix

Jul 12, 2023, 6:51 PM | Updated: Jul 13, 2023, 10:30 am

PHOENIX — A newborn baby with a feeding tube was found safe after his mother allegedly took him from a Phoenix hospital Wednesday, triggering an Amber Alert.

The Amber Alert was issued around 7 p.m. and canceled about three hours later after the boy was recovered and his mother, Rosa Santana, was taken into custody.

The baby was back in the hospital receiving proper medical care, the Phoenix Police Department said.

Santana, 24, was seen leaving Valleywise Medical Health at 24th and Roosevelt streets with her 5-day-old boy in duffel bag around 11:45 a.m., authorities said.

The baby requires life-saving medical treatment.

“Valleywise Health took immediate action to search for the mother and infant and is fully cooperating with law enforcement,” the hospital said in a statement.

“We believe that the safety and security of each patient is integral to the mission of our hospital.”

No other details were made available.

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Baby boy safe, mother taken into custody after Amber Alert in Phoenix