A search is underway for a 1-year-old boy from Illinois who was abducted Tuesday afternoon after he and his mother were brutally attacked, reports NBC Chicago.
Bryeon Hunter was last seen in Maywood, a western suburb of Chicago, at approximately 2:15 p.m. when he was allegedly taken by three Hispanic men. The boy’s mother Lakeshia Baker said they were attacked and beaten.
“They pulled up out of the alleyway and told me, ‘Didn’t we say we didn’t want to see you here no more?’ They pulled down my hair and pulled me in the car and started beating me and all I heard was my baby just screaming,” she told reporters. “They beat him too.”
Baker said she and her son were taken to a wooded area nearby where she was beaten again. She was then put back in the car and dropped off where the incident began, without Hunter.
An AMBER Alert has been issued and authorities are searching the Des Plaines River for the boy.
Officials said Hunter was last seen wearing a blue, striped long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and blue and brown Nike shoes. He is 2 feet tall and weighs 30 pounds.
The three Hispanic men were seen in a black two-door sports car with tinted windows.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Maywood Police Department at 708-450-4471.