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Washington state Amber alert over; baby OK

Washington state Amber alert ends with slaying suspect surrendering at hospital, baby OK By The Associated Press

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) ' An Amber alert has been canceled in Washington state after a slaying suspect on the run with his 9-month old daughter surrendered early Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup (pew-AL'-up).

The Pierce County sheriff's office says the baby is safe.

The man, 23-year-old Joseph Andrew Lester, was jailed in Tacoma for investigation of the stabbing death of his 21-year-old girlfriend.



The sheriff's office says Lester fled with the baby Monday and left the woman's 2-year-old son unharmed at the University Place home. The boy and baby girl are now in the care of the state.

Authorities issued the Amber alert because they feared the baby could be hurt while she was with her father. His car was found abandoned Monday night in Tacoma.


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