PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police say four-month-old Diore Thomas was taken from her home Thursday afternoon, triggering an Amber Alert across the area.
Giante Thomas, Jr., Diore’s dad, is accused of taking her. Thee arrest happened at a home on Wind Gap.READ MORE: Police Cancel Amber Alert For Diore Thomas Of East Pittsburgh
Avenue near Mckees Rocks Thursday night. That’s where the child was also found. But before things lead detectives there, police say Diore was at her home on Bessemer Avenue in East Pittsburgh with her mom, Tamiyah Williams, when Giante walked into the house and allegedly threatened to kill Williams.
“He then produced a firearm then pointed the firearm and then pointed the firearm at Miss Williams. During the argument, he lowered the firearm, then at some point bit her on the wrist as she was holding the child,” said Trooper Forrest Allison with the Pennsylvania State Police.
The baby broke free from her mom’s arms after the bite, and that’s when police say Giante took the infant in Williams’ SUV, and got away.
The Pittsburgh Police SWAT team and U.S. Marshals were called in, and the SUV was later found here on wind gap Near the home where the baby and Giante were found.
Giante faces a long list of charges, including burglary, robbery and endangering the welfare of children.
“The use of a weapon while taking a child is cause for concern with everyone,” said Allison.
The baby was taken to the hospital to get checked out and was reunited with her mom.
Giante Thomas Jr. has a long criminal history including charges of harassment, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month.