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Amber Alert issued for nine-month-old girl ‘abducted by her father in Harlem’

Amber Alert is issued for nine-month-old girl who was ‘abducted by her father, 22, after he assaulted her mother in Harlem’: Cops say infant is ‘in danger of death’

  • The NYPD issued an Amber Alert for baby Mi Angel Gaines on Monday 
  • Police said the girl’s father, Antonio Armstrong, assaulted her mother before fleeing with the child at around 2.30am in Harlem 
  • The father and daughter were last seen around 2.50 am on Eighth Avenue 
  • Cops say the girl was ‘taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that they are in imminent danger of serious harm and/or death’ 
  • Armstrong is the girl’s non-custodial father and took her without permission 

New York City police are searching for a nine-month-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her father after he assaulted her mother in Harlem.  

An Amber Alert was issued for baby Mi Angel Gaines on Monday after authorities say her dad Antonio Armstrong, 22, took off with the child from Frederick Douglass Boulevard near 131st Street in Harlem at around 2.30am. 

The NYPD report Mi Angel was ‘taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that they are in imminent danger of serious harm and/or death’. 

Armstrong is the girl’s non-custodial father and took her without permission, according to authorities. 

The NYPD issued an Amber Alert for nine-month-old Mi Angel Gaines (pictured) on Monday after she was allegedly abducted by her father in Harlem

Police said Mi Angel's father Antonio Armstrong, 22, (pictured) assaulted her mother before fleeing with the child at about 2.30am Monday

Police said Mi Angel’s father Antonio Armstrong, 22, (pictured) assaulted her mother before fleeing with the child at about 2.30am Monday 

Armstrong was last seen with Mi Angel in a baby stroller around 2.50am on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, police said. 

The infant was last seen wearing a red, white and blue onesie, according to police. 

Authorities say the girl has long black hair with brown eyes and is approximately 15 inches tall, weighing 19 pounds.

Police described Armstrong as 5-foot-10 and about 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes and a tattoo of a microphone on his neck. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s 32nd Precinct at 212-690-6315 or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting. 

They were last seen around 2.50 am on Eighth Avenue in Harlem, Manhattan. An  Amber Alert was issued later on during the day

They were last seen around 2.50 am on Eighth Avenue in Harlem, Manhattan. An  Amber Alert was issued later on during the day

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