Missing 2-year-old and sister found safe in New York state

It's possible the tot was taken by her older sister.
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UPDATE 11:30 A.M.

Police say that missing 2-year-old Nasteha Mohamed and her 27-year-old sister Amina have been found safe near Syracuse, New York, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

A missing child alert had been issued Tuesday morning, with Minneapolis police saying they believe the toddler had been taken by her sister Monday, and may have fled the state.

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A public appeal to find a 2-year-old girl missing from Minneapolis has been issued, with police suggesting she may have been abducted by her older sister.

Nasteha Mohamed was last seen at 2:50 p.m. Monday in the 1400 Block of Marshall Street NE, with Minneapolis PD saying it's "believed that she was abducted by her older sister, Amina Mohamed," who is aged 27.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said Amina may have taken Nasteha and "fled the residence."

MPD has been in contact with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but Elder says it was told that as of now it does not rise to the level of an Amber Alert.

Nasteha Mohamed was last seen wearing brown pants, a brown shirt and a brown sweater, while Amina was wearing a brown skirt, black sweater and a grey scarf.

Amina is described as 5'8" tall, weighing 145 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

"It is believed that Nasteha may be in danger at this time," the police press release continues. "Amina has had issues with mental instability and suffers from bouts of paranoia."

"It is possible that Amina may be attempting to take Nasteha out of state," with Elder saying Massachusetts is a possible destination.

Amina Mohamed driving a gold 2013 Chevy Equinox, like the one pictured below, with Minnesota license plates ECG 917.

Anyone who sees the toddler or Amina Mohamed should call 911.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

A Chevy Equinox like the one Amina is driving.

A Chevy Equinox like the one Amina is driving.

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