A woman seen on surveillance video being abducted off a Philadelphia street has been found safe outside Baltimore.

 

Carlesha Freeland-Gaither i: This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Carlesha Freeland-Gaither. A bank card belonging to Freeland-Gaither, a woman abducted Sunday night from a Philadelphia street, was used Tuesday morning, Nov. 4, 2014 in Maryland, police said. This is a fresh lead in a case that quickly gained attention after police released black-and-white surveillance video showing the 22-year-old woman flailing in vain as a man rushed her along a sidewalk to a parked car.A woman seen on surveillance video being abducted off a Philadelphia street has been found safe outside Baltimore.

Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was found in Jessup, Maryland, and the man who took her was arrested, police said.

Freeland-Gaither had been last seen on surveillance video being grabbed by a man and pulled toward a car Sunday night as she struggled to get away in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood.

Police and federal authorities had released a stream of images over the past two days from surveillance cameras in Maryland and from a Philadelphia supermarket hours before the abduction.

The 22-year-old nursing assistant graduated from high school in Maryland and lived with her grandfather in Philadelphia until a couple of months ago, when she moved in with her boyfriend.

Her grandmother Ana Mulero says she has worked with cancer patients and has been pursuing a career in nursing.

Federal agents aiding in the multi-state search for her had released supermarket security video of a man they said was a person of interest.

The video showed a man in a knit cap and dark coat walking down an aisle of a Philadelphia store and using a self-checkout station. A timestamp indicates the video was recorded eight hours before Freeland-Gaither disappeared.

 

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