Kidnapping

Mother suspected of abducting son, 6, is arrested after short pursuit: 'Please, I didn't kidnap him'

Mother suspected of abducting son, 6, is arrested after short pursuit: 'Please, I didn't kidnap him'

A woman suspected of abducting her 6-year-old son — prompting authorities to issue an Amber Alert — was arrested Wednesday evening after a short police pursuit.

Nisha Burnett was taken into custody just after 7:15 p.m., LAPD Officer Tony Im said.

The chase ended when Burnett abandoned her car and ran with her son into a Harley-Davidson shop in the 4100 block of Lincoln Boulevard.

After the arrest, police reunited the boy, West Burnett, with other family members, Im said.

Authorities said Burnett does not have custody rights.

The arrest ended a search that began Wednesday morning when West was allegedly abducted from school. Later in the day, police issued an...

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