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Philadelphia woman abducted on camera is found alive

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Nov 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-05 19:44:29-05

Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was abducted in Philadelphia Sunday. A video of a man pushing her on the street to a car was viewed millions of times on YouTube.

Wednesday, police announced that she was found alive, the Associated Press reports.

Police said Freeland-Gaither, 22, was found alive in Jessup, Maryland, near Baltimore. Her abductor, David Barnes, 37, has been arrested.

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey called Barnes a "vicious predator" at a Wednesday press conference.

"Hopefully, he'll be off the streets and in jail for the rest of his life because that's what he deserves," Ramsey said.

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on twitter at @GavinStern or email him at gavin.stern@scripps.com.