Update: Morgan Nick Amber Alert, Level II - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Update: Morgan Nick Amber Alert, Level II

Fort Smith, AR - Fort Smith Police, have 2 juvenile females in custody and an infant is safe after he was taken early Christmas morning by the females.

Fort Smith police Sgt. Adam Holland tells The Associated Press that Maria Barosso, 15, and Claudia Amador, 16, ran from officers Thursday morning. After a foot chase, Holland says officers arrested the two teens as they kicked and fought with police.

Holland says the two girls refused to tell officers where 9-month-old Juan Barosso was. Holland says another family member brought the child to police.

Arkansas State Police had issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert as officers searched for the infant. Holland says the 9-month-old was unharmed and will be returned to state custody.

Both Maria Barosso and Amador will face charges of endangering the welfare of a child and interfering with custody, as the infant was in state care at the time.

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