Cal Ripken Jr.’s mother safe after abduction at gunpoint

The mother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., Violet Roberta Ripken, has been found after she was reported missing on Tuesday night.

Ripken, 74, was abducted at gunpoint, CBS Baltimore reports. According to Aberdeen police, Ripken was abducted between 7 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Police got a tip Tuesday night and found Ripken in her car.

The family released a statement on Wednesday:

“As you now know, our mother was abducted at gunpoint from her home yesterday morning. This has been a very trying time for our family, but we are grateful and relieved that mom is back with us, safe and healthy. We want to thank everyone for their tremendous support, especially all of the law enforcement agencies that worked so hard and quickly. This is an ongoing investigation, so we hope everyone understands that we cannot comment further at this time. Thank you.”

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