North Carolina mother, 1-month-old baby found after kidnapped at gunpoint; 'armed and dangerous' suspect still wanted, police say


(From left) Nathaniel Thomas, Jasmine Livermore and Wani Thomas

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Officers are asking for help after a man allegedly kidnapping a mother and her child, according to Fayetteville police.

At about 1:12 a.m. Monday morning, police responded to a home invasion and kidnapping on the 4900 block of Tangerine Drive.

Police believe Wani Thomas, 24, broke into the home of Jasmine Livermore and forced her and her 1-month-old boy, Nathaniel Thomas, into a vehicle at gunpoint.

The mother and child have since been found. Wani Thomas is still wanted on charges of two counts of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and two counts of assault by pointing a gun.

Detectives are calling for the public to help find them but warn that Wani Thomas is considered armed and dangerous.

Wani Thomas is described as a 24-year-old black man who is 5-foot-11 and weighs 180 pounds. He has short black hair. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to immediately call 911, Detective Bisner at (910) 676-2597 or Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-8477.

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