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Amber Alert issued for 1-year-old taken from home; Car found

Blaise Barnett is reported missing from Clarkston.

CLARKSTON, Ga. — UPDATE: The search for 1-year-old Blaise Barnett has ended after he was found safe Thursday afternoon. The child was found at a home off Rogers Street, which is less than a mile from where he went missing Wednesday morning. 

ORIGINAL STORY: An Amber Alert has been issued for a one-year-old who was stolen from outside of his home. Clarkston Police are asking for help finding Blaise Barnett.

He is described as a Black boy with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with blue dinosaurs, a diaper and was wrapped in a blanket. His car seat is a black and tan Baby Trend.

Clarkston Police said at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Blaise was taken from 1000 Montreal Road in the city. He was seated inside a 2002 Ford Explorer when it was stolen from in front of his home. 

Officers said the vehicle had been located around 10:30 a.m. behind a condo complex along Memorial College Avenue.

Sgt. Dustin Bulcher provided an update Wednesday afternoon and said Blaise's car seat was missing from the SUV.

"Everyone we have out right now on the streets (is) canvassing the area," he said. 

Bulcher said with the child missing for more than 12 hours, they are relying on the public to help provide tips. As of Wednesday afternoon, Bulcher said investigators did not have any viable leads.

RELATED: Mom's message to person who took 1-year-old: 'Don't be irritated by his crying, he's just a baby'

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clarkston Police at (404) 557-8956.

Credit: 11Alive

Police said he was stolen while his family was unloading kids and groceries from the SUV and taking them inside their apartment. When his dad came back outside from dropping off the first load of groceries, the SUV and Blaise were gone, according to the police report.

We spoke to the family of Blaise who is very emotional and is asking for whoever took the car, to just bring the child home. 

"Blaise is one of a kind," his mother said. "Please don't be irritated by his crying... he's just a baby."

His aunt said no charges would be filed if they just bring him home. 

"We do have compassion in our heart -- and we trust God that he will have some compassion and drop our nephew off to the safest location." 

The Clarkston Police chief said the FBI is assisting with the investigation. 

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