Smyrna baby found safe in Nashville, mother in custody

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Posted at 9:08 PM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 11:29:06-04

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a baby, who was the subject of an Amber Alert out of Smyrna, has been found safe in Nashville. Her non-custodial mother was taken into custody.

The TBI reported the update Thursday morning, saying Nichelle Omega had been found safe.

Metro police found the vehicle associated with the Amber Alert off the 500 block of Shelby Avenue. Smyrna police said officers located both the mother and infant and were able to "peacefully resolve the situation."

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Police located the 2008 gray Scion early Thursday morning.

Police said Nichelle Omega was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and has been reunited with her custodial relative. Nyx Omega has been charged with custodial interference.

Smyrna Police initially issued an Endangered Child Alert Wednesday night, but the TBI later issued the Amber Alert on SPD's behalf. That alert was prompted after officers responded to the Smyrna Public Library Wednesday evening where Omega was having a visit with Nichelle. Omega left the building with the infant, hurried to a nearby parking lot, and left the area, according to Smyrna officials.