FOUND: 7-year-old boy abducted at gunpoint by mother on the Near West Side

The 7-year-old boy who was abducted at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon by his mother, who is not his legal guardian, has been found safe, police said.

Massiah Vaughn was taken Wednesday afternoon around 4:18 p.m. on the Near West Side, from the 1300 block of South Damen Avenue by his mother, Lorraine Smith. Smith was armed with a handgun at the time of the abduction, police said.

Police said Smith was considered to be armed and dangerous.

She is known to frequent areas around the 11th and 15th districts as well as south suburban Maywood, police said.

Police said there are no additional details at this time.