Amber Alert Canceled, Child Found

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An Amber Alert issued out of East Cleveland for a two-year old boy who was taken earlier in the day by his biological mother has been canceled, according to East Cleveland Police.

Sgt. Jeff Williams with the East Cleveland Police Department tells Fox 8 News that officers acted on a tip and were able to find two-year old Cameron Walker at his grandmother’s house on the South-side of Cleveland at 6:55 p.m.

Sgt. Williams says that Walker was recovered unharmed and without incident. The child’s mother Ja Teir Hines has been taken into custody by authorities.

Walker, who is in the custody of Cuyahoga County and lives with a foster family, was taken by Hines from a building at 16005 Terrace Road in East Cleveland around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Hines took the child to a restroom to change the boy’s diaper during the supervised visit with the foster family and then fled the area with the child.

Sgt. Williams says that Hines is bi-polar, and suffers from multiple personality disorder. Police say that Hines was believed to be a threat to the safety of the child and herself. Hines has allegedly attempted suicide multiple times recently.

Hines remains housed in the East Cleveland jail according to Sgt. Williams. She has yet to be charged with a crime, but Sgt. Williams says charges could be filed as soon as tomorrow after the details of the case are reviewed by the city prosecutor.

Walker is being evaluated at a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

Stay with Fox 8 News and for more details as they become available.