A 10-year-old child kidnapped from a Dallas home Monday afternoon has been found safe, according to his family and police. [[384586291,R]]
The child, identified as Nicholas Fierros Jr., was visiting relatives at a home in the 800 block of Buick Avenue when three men dressed in black and wearing masks forced their way in at about 12:30 p.m. and demanded money at gunpoint, police said.
"They were like, 'Where's the money? Where's the money?'" said Nicholas' cousin, 14-year-old Janet Cabrales. "I was like, 'There's no money here.'"
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Cabrales said she hid and called 911, begging the operator to talk softly.
"I was like, 'Will you please quiet down because I'm scared they're going to get me and kill me,'" Cabrales said.
The gunmen restrained Cabrales' mother with duct tape, while two other young relatives hid elsewhere in the home, police said. The gunmen then took Nicholas with them when they fled.
"One said, 'Hey grab the boy. The cops are coming,'" Cabrales said.
Dallas Police issued an endangered missing child alert and asked for the public's help with the investigation.
At about 7:15 p.m. a citizen passerby located Nicholas in the area of Ann Arbor Avenue and Frio Drive, and called police.
Police transported Nicholas to the Dallas Child Advocacy Center to be interviewed, and he will be reunited with his family.
"I actually feel pretty good now that he's here with us," Cabrales said. "I'm thankful for all the people who prayed for Nick."