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Police: Man who kidnapped daughter in Lansing still on the loose

Updated: January 24, 2014 11:01AM



Police on Friday morning still were searching for a man who allegedly kidnapped his 3-year-old daughter Thursday night and kept her for several hours before she was reunited with her mother in Lansing.

Lansing police responded to a domestic disturbance about 8:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of 175th St., according to a statement from police.

Before officers arrived, Marcus Randle-El allegedly forced his way into the apartment of his former girlfriend with a handgun. He took his daughter and drove off in a black sport utility vehicle, police said.

The SUV was found a short time later in Riverdale but neither Randle-El nor his daughter were inside. Police said a “subject of interest” was taken into custody there.

Illinois State Police issued an AMBER Alert for the girl late Thursday night. Police were in contact with the girl’s family during the search and she was brought to the Lansing Police Department within five hours of the alleged kidnapping, Lansing police said.

The alert was called off about 12:40 a.m. Friday, but officials did not say who returned the girl.

The search continues for Marcus Randle-El, who is considered armed and dangerous, police said. Anyone with information should call Lansing police at (708) 895-7150.

Sun-Times Media Wire



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