Transcript for 8-year-old girl kidnapped and snatched from her mother
That urgent search for a little girl abducted in broad daylight. The immediate aftermath captured on a doorbell cam. The mother on the ground and a car pulling away with her 8-year-old girl inside. A massive manhunt ensued. Police and commune Ty members leaping into action. This morning, with the help of regular citizens that girl has been found. ABC's erielle reshef is here with the latest. Reporter: Good morning, guys. That family's nightmare is now over. A desperate search and vigilant community members leading authorities to find that little girl safe after she was ripped away from her mother by a complete stranger. You're watching the chilling moments a Texas mother tries to rescue her 8-year-old daughter. From what appears to be a kidnapper's car. You can hear her frantic calls for help. Help me, help me, please! Reporter: This neighbor's doorbell camera capturing the dramatic abduction. The mother thrown to the ground as the vehicle speeds away. Inside, police say, is Salem sabatka. The mother actually went after her child. As any mother would be expected to do. The mother was literally thrown from the vehicle. Reporter: According to police, a 51-year-old man approached Salem and her mother. While they were out for a walk in this ft. Worth neighborhood. Snatching the little girl Saturday evening. Overnight, authorities on the hunt, searching for this gray sedan. Law enforcement issuing a statewide amber alert. Local and federal officials combing the area for any sign of Salem. We're searching every camera that we have in the area. On our freeways, anything to try and find possibly find this vehicle. Reporter: Then, less than 12 hours later, the big break. Two church members ceding law enforcement's call for help on social heed Ya. These guys are all heroes. Everybody calls us heroes. We have two citizens that went out of their way. Reporter: Heroes indeed. Authorities arrived at that hotel about ten miles southeast of ft. Worth. Was -- busting down the door. The suspect is now in custody, facing aggravated kidnapping charges. Police say Salem's in good condition. She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. We don't know much about the suspect. We don't know much. Erielle, thank you very much.
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