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BREAKING: Kidnapped 8-Year-Old Found Safe

May 19, 2019 - 4:12 am

FOREST HILL (KRLD) - Fort Worth police have found 8-year-old Salem Sabatka, who was abducted in Fort Worth early yesterday evening. 

Police say the child was discovered in a hotel room at The Wood Springs Suites in Forest Hill, calm and apparently unharmed.

Fort Worth police spokesman Buddy Calzada credits her safe return to social media and the public's willingness to participate in the search. 

"We had citizens that went out of their way and helped not just the police department, but a family," Calzada said.

Police say a 51-year-old African American man was taken into custody and faces a charge of aggravated kidnapping.

Sabatka is currently recovering from the incident at the hospital, but is expected to be fine. 

"We're still investigating what's going on," Calzada said. "But this story right now would put a smile on anybody's face."