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1-Year-Old Girl Missing From Silver Spring Found Safe in New York City: Police

Authorities said the child and her father were located after they were spotted by a passenger on the New York City subway

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A missing 1-year-old from Silver Spring, Maryland, was found safe and unharmed in New York City, Montgomery County police announced Wednesday. Her father was arrested.

Authorities said the child — who had been missing since Sunday— and her father, Cornelius Smith, 28, were located after they were spotted by a passenger on the New York City subway.

The passenger recognized Smith from a police release shared on Facebook by the group Black and Missing, Inc., police said.

The passenger took a picture of Smith with the girl and called the Montgomery County police number listed on the news release. The tipster spoke with a Special Victims Investigations Division detective and sent the photo of the pair.

Smith and the toddler were found with assistance from the New York City Police Department.

Authorities said Tuesday they believed the child could be with her father, who did not have custody of her.

It was unclear if Smith has a lawyer.

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