2-year-old Niles boy in stolen car is safe, suspect in custody

NILES (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy who was in a car when it was apparently stolen has been found safe in northeast Ohio, and a suspect is in custody.

An alert was issued late Thursday night after the pajama-clad boy went missing in Niles, about 55 miles southeast of Cleveland. The toddler was found early this morning.

Police spotted and stopped the stolen vehicle in nearby Lordstown. The boy was unharmed.

The unidentified theft suspect was taken to Trumbull County jail. There was no immediate word on any charges.

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