Father in custody after running off with his 8-month-old daughter in Jamaica

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A man remains locked up after he allegedly took off with his infant daughter from a homeless shelter in Jamaica on Friday.

According to police, on July 20, 8-month-old August Pippins was at her residence, a shelter located in the vicinity of Van Wyck Expressway Service Road and 90th Avenue, with her mother when her father, 24-year-old Jerome Pippins, got into an argument with the mother at around 10:10 p.m.

Following the argument, Jerome forcibly took August and fled the scene on foot with her, heading southbound on the Van Wyck Expressway Service Road.

An Amber Alert was issued after police were notified about the abduction.

At 8:15 a.m. on July 21, both August and Jerome Pippins were found in Harlem in good condition. EMS responded and took August to Harlem Hospital for observation.

Jerome Pippins was taken into custody and was charged with burglary, acting in a manner injurious to a child and custodial interference.

Court records indicated that Pippins remains held on $75,000 bail or $50,000 bond, and must return to court on Aug. 3.

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