‘Heroes’ lead police to 8-year-old girl who was abducted while walking with her mom, suspect has been arrested

Authorities were able to rescue missing 8-year-old Salem Sabatka on Sunday, May 19, after two members of the public spotted a car matching the Fort Worth Police Department’s description and took action.

According to reports, police have confirmed that the pair, described only as members of a local church, came upon the grey Ford Five Hundred in a hotel parking lot.

A spokesman for the Fort Worth police, Buddy Calzada, told reporters: “As you can see, there is a smile on my face. I’m here to report that Salem has been found safe.”

You can see the statement in the video below:

Salem was abducted from her mother’s side on Saturday night in Fort Worth after a man in a car snatched her. KTVT say her mother tried desperately to jump into the vehicle to get her daughter back, but the man was able to make a get away.

Authorities immediately issued an Amber Alert, posting photos of Salem and the Ford Five Hundred car the suspect was driving to social media.

51-year-old Michael Webb is now facing charges of kidnapping. According to CBS19, he’s previously been arrested for sexual assault charges and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Officers say Salem was unharmed and calm at the time of her rescue. She was taken to a nearby hospital and is now recovering having been reunited with her family.

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