CRIME

Suspect in custody following an alleged child abduction at the U of U hospital

Apr 11, 2022, 6:33 PM | Updated: 6:45 pm
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University of Utah police took a 34-year-old man into custody Monday evening after abducting a 23-month-old child from its mother at a University of Utah hospital. Photo: Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah Police took a 34-year-old male into custody Monday evening after he reportedly abducted a 23-month-old child from its mother at a University of Utah hospital.

Police say Ishjon Oquiran Hawkins, who is the non-custodial father of the child, fled on foot with the child.

University of Utah Police say Hawkins was taken into custody a short time later in Salt Lake City. The child was safely returned to its mother.

The investigation into this case is ongoing, according to police.

No other information was provided.

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