Baby taken from Glendale hospital found safe

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A newborn baby that was taken from a Valley hospital was found late Thursday night.

Glendale police say the parents took the baby without permission because they found out the Arizona Department of Child Safety planned to take custody of the child.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale.

The baby is back at the hospital, according to the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, but how that happened is unclear because DCS is prohibited from releasing case-specific information.

The baby's parents are 30-year-old Diana McKinney and 33-year-old Jason Bristol.

McKinney was arrested last December for a drug violation.

Bristol was arrested in 2005 for auto theft and again in 2013 for possession of marijuana.

Glendale police say the couple did not commit a crime when they took the child from the hospital because state case workers never officially served the parents with custody papers.

Police say the child is not sick or injured.

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