Woman abducted in Philadelphia safely returned home

A 37-year-old man is being charged with the abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither

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The Independent US

A woman abducted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday has been reunited with her family after being found by police just outside of Baltimore, Maryland.

The abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, had received huge media coverage after the Philadelphia Police Department released chilling CCTV video reportedly showing the abduction.

Officials said that Freeland-Gaither was spotted in the suspect's car in Jessup, Maryland.

Police said that Freeland-Gaither had some injuries but was doing fine and that a man suspected of abducting the 22-year-old had been arrested.

Police added that there was no indication that Freeland-Gaither knew her abductor.

The suspect, 37-year-old Delvin Barnes, will face federal charges for the abduction, authorities said, although he was already being held on an unrelated Virginia warrant alleging attempted capital murder, assault and malicious injury with acid, explosives or fire.

Police had released video of the kidnapping on Monday as they appealed to the public for help in locating the suspect.

The CCTV video shows a car being parked in the forefront of the screen. A man then leaves the car and crosses the road and briefly disappears from view. The man can then be seen crossing the road again in the distance. He then grabs Freeland-Gaither and forces her down the street and into his car. Freeland-Gaither can be seen apparently resisting her attacker and falling to the ground before being pushed into the car.

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