KTLA: State Police are searching for a 3-month-old girl after her father claims he threw the infant off a bridge into a river.
Authorities say 21-year-old Shamsiddin Abdur-Raheem punched the child's elderly grandmother in the face and ripped the girl from her arms, says East Orange Police Sgt. Andrew Dielmo.
The grandmother ran after Abdur-Raheem and threw herself on the hood of the vehicle in an attempt to stop the abduction.
Reports say Abdur-Raheem climbed into the minivan's passenger seat and an unidentified man was waiting for him in the driver's seat.
Police found him at a relative's home in Winslow Township.
After tossing his daughter into the river, he drove to see an Imam in Atlantic County, police said.
"I just want my baby to get back home," the baby's mother Venetta Benjamin told reporters outside her apartment Wednesday. "I ask anybody if they have seen my daughter to please contact police."
Her lawyer, Mitchell Liebowitz, says the baby was snatched before the order was served.
An Amber Alert was issued for Zara. She was born on Nov. 19 2009 and last seen wearing green pajamas.
Abdur-Raheem has been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.
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