Fayetteville mom, infant son found safe after being kidnapped at gunpoint, police say

Fayetteville mom, infant son found safe after being kidnapped at gunpoint, police say

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville police are searching for the man they say kidnapped a woman and her infant son at gunpoint Monday morning.

Police responded to the 4900-block of Tangerine Drive in reference to a home invasion and kidnapping at approximately 1:12 a.m. Monday, police said in a press release.

The preliminary investigation shows that Wani Thomas, 24, broke into the home and forced 20-year-old Jasmine Livermore and her 1-month-old son Nathaniel Thomas into an unknown vehicle by gunpoint.

Wani Thomas
Wani Thomas (Source: Fayetteville Police Dept.)

Livermore is described as a black female who is approximately 5 foot 3 and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen wearing gray pants, a brown shirt, a camouflage jacket, and a gold bonnet on her head.

Nathaniel Thomas is a black male who weighs approximately 8 pounds and has a birthmark on his left leg. He was last seen wearing gray pants, a white T-Shirt, white socks and was wrapped in a blue blanket with white and gray circles.

Wani Thomas, who is the father of the child, is approximately 5 foot 11 and weighs 180 pounds. He has short black hair and was last seen wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans.

Police told CBS 17 that they requested an AMBER Alert but were not granted one. They did not say why state authorities would not issue the alert.

At 8 a.m., Fayetteville police said that Livermore and the infant had been located and were safe.

Wani Thomas is still on the run and is wanted for numerous felonies, police said. He is wanted for two counts of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and two counts of assault by pointing a gun.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of the abductor, Wani Thomas, they should immediately call 911, Detective Bisner with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 676-2597 or Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet.

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