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3-Year-Old Boy Found Safe After Reported Kidnapping From Manhattan Playground

dale smith (left) and majesty brown (right), identified by police

A three-year-old boy reported kidnapped from a playground in New York City has been located safe, police announced early Sunday.

The NYPD said Saturday that the young boy was last seen with his mother Thursday evening at McCaffrey Playground in Hell's Kitchen.

According to the NYPD, 20-year-old Dale Smith was arguing with his ex-girlfriend when he took off with the boy without the mother's permission.

Although the boy was found safe sometime Saturday, the police said no arrest had been made. It was unclear how he was located by authorities.

Smith is described as Black, 5'8" tall, has a light complexion and brown eyes and black hair in braids. He also has a tattoo on his left arms that reads "DALE" and one on his right that reads "LOYALTY," police said.

If you have any information related to the incident, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) of for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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