Salem was found hours later after a citizen located the girl and the car at a hotel in the suburb of Forest Hill, the Fort Worth Police Department said.
“Salem has been found SAFE!” it tweeted.
She’s been reunited with her family and the unidentified man taken into custody, said spokesman Buddy Calzada of Fort Worth Police.
Police: Surveillance video shows kidnapping
Police released surveillance video from a nearby camera that showed the mother getting thrown out of the car and crying for help on the street, the affiliate reported.
For hours after she was reported missing, several law enforcement agencies, including Homeland Security, searched for the girl overnight. They announced early Sunday that she’s no longer missing.
No more information was immediately available. CNN has reached out to authorities for more details.
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