EAST ORANGE — An Amber Alert was issued Monday afternoon for a 3-week-old-girl abducted in Essex County.

Police said after 3 p.m. that the child was safely located.

State Police had been looking for Damion Payne, 27, who they said was armed with a handgun when he took the girl. He was driving a white 2016 Nissan Altima with Virginia license plate VPF6043.

Payne's relationship to the girl was not disclosed by police.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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