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NJSP: Girl Taken By Dad 'Safe, Sound' Thanks To GSP Samaritan In Clifton

Diomedes Valenzuela, Rebecca Valenzuela
Diomedes Valenzuela, Rebecca Valenzuela Photo Credit: COURTESY: NJSP

CLIFTON, N.J. -- "Safe and sound!" New Jersey State Police said early Tuesday evening after troopers on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton stopped a Bronx man who they said abducted his 3-year-old daughter after stabbing her mother.

A driver aware of an NJSP Amber Alert for Rebecca Valenzuela followed the van and dialed 911, authorities said.

Troopers from the Bloomfield barracks pulled the van over at milepost 156.9 on the northbound GSP, took Diomedes Valenzuela into custody and secured the child, State Police said.

Valenzuela was considered armed and dangerous, they said in an earlier alert.

He was driving a silver 2004 Caravan with NJ license plates (K24-ECS) down Route 95 after crossing the George Washington Bridge into Fort Lee, the NJSP said.

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