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Police Searching For 6-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl After Mother Is Found Dead

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim speaks to reporters Friday morning at the scene of an overnight murder and child abduction.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim speaks to reporters Friday morning at the scene of an overnight murder and child abduction. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
An Amber Alert has been issued for 6-year-old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, of Bridgeport, who is missing and believed to be with her father.
An Amber Alert has been issued for 6-year-old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, of Bridgeport, who is missing and believed to be with her father. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
Police are searching for Oscar Hernandez, who is suspected of stabbing a woman to death in Bridgeport and abducting his 6-year-old daughter.
Police are searching for Oscar Hernandez, who is suspected of stabbing a woman to death in Bridgeport and abducting his 6-year-old daughter. Photo Credit: State Police
Mayor Joe Ganim speaks with police officers Friday morning at the scene of an overnight murder and child abduction in Bridgeport.
Mayor Joe Ganim speaks with police officers Friday morning at the scene of an overnight murder and child abduction in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
An Amber Alert has been issued for 6-year-old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, of Bridgeport, who is missing and believed to be with her father.
An Amber Alert has been issued for 6-year-old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, of Bridgeport, who is missing and believed to be with her father. Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department
Bridgeport Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald, next to Mayor Joe Ganim, speaks to the media Friday at the scene of an overnight homicide and child abduction.
Bridgeport Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald, next to Mayor Joe Ganim, speaks to the media Friday at the scene of an overnight homicide and child abduction. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
The crime scene is at 69 Greenwood Road, a residential street near Svihra Park.
The crime scene is at 69 Greenwood Road, a residential street near Svihra Park. Photo Credit: Google Maps
Police are searching for 6-year-old Aylin Sophia Hernandez and believe she is with her father, Oscar Hernandez, who is suspected of stabbing the girl's mother to death in their Bridgeport home.
Police are searching for 6-year-old Aylin Sophia Hernandez and believe she is with her father, Oscar Hernandez, who is suspected of stabbing the girl's mother to death in their Bridgeport home. Photo Credit: State Police

UPDATE: Aylin Sofia Hernandez has been found safe in Pennsylvania and her father is in police custody. Click here for updated story .

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Police are searching for 6-year-old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, who was abducted by her father after he stabbed her mother to death in their Bridgeport home early Friday in a violent domestic violence attack, police said.

Oscar Hernandez, 39, stabbed the girl's mother and a second woman, who is critical condition, in the home at 69 Greenwood Road at about 2:45 a.m., then fled with the girl, police said.

"This is a terrible tragedy and our department is on top of it," Mayor Joe Ganim said Friday at the scene.

Related story: Amber Alert issued for missing 6-year-old Bridgeport girl.

Police have issued an Amber Alert for Aylin. She is described a Hispanic girl, with black hair and brown eyes. She is 4 feet tall and weighs about 55 pounds. Police did not know what she was wearing when she was abducted.

Hernandez is a 39-year-old Hispanic male with short brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5-foot-3 and weighs about 185 pounds. Hernandez is believed to be driving a silver 2017 Hyundai Sonata with Connecticut Plate AG-91925. It is an Enterprise rental car.

He was last seen traveling on Jennings Street in the Bronx, N.Y., but police do not believe he is still in that area. As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Alert and said the girl and the suspect had been spotted in Altoona.

The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood off Summit Street.

A neighbor said she would occasionally see the woman as she drove in the neighborhood but didn't know her.

"This is a really safe neighborhood," de said. "This is a tragedy."

Bridgeport Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said there had been no domestic-related calls previously at the home.

But he said Hernandez has prior domestic-related incidents but not with the deceased woman and not in Bridgeport.

The two victims were not identified by name. But Aylin Sofia Hernandez’s mother, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The second victim, who was identified as a female friend of the mother, was in critical condition at St. Vincent Medical Center, but she is expected to survive, Fitzgerald said.

The Amber Alert flashed on cellphones throughout the area and is posted on highway signs.

Anyone with any information on the abduction is asked to call 911 immediately to provide information or report a sighting.

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