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Update: Father in custody after baby taken from West Tenn. hospital

Staff Report • Jan 31, 2013 at 11:32 AM

MEMPHIS — Memphis police say a 2-month-old boy has been found after an Amber Alert was issued for the baby.

Police said the baby's father dropped the infant's 24-year-old mother off at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis with multiple stab wounds early Thursday. Afterward, police say the father drove away from the hospital with the child.

Memphis police and Shelby County sheriff's deputies then issued the alert and began searching the area. Deputies located the child, who was not injured.

The father was taken into custody, but no charges were immediately filed.

Police say the mother was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in extremely critical condition. She was later listed in non-critical condition.


MEMPHIS — Police in Memphis have issued an alert after the father of a two-month-old baby snatched the child from a hospital.

Authorities say 8-week-old Adrien Delk Jr. was taken by his father early Thursday from Methodist North Hospital. The police statement said 24-year-old Adrian Delk Sr. was armed with a knife.

The father is described as a male black, who is bald, 5-feet-10 and weighs about 160 pounds. He was dressed in a black jacket, blue shirt and dark pants.

Tips should be phoned to Memphis Police at (901) 545-2677.

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