Baby reported missing in Florida found safe, police say

A newborn baby boy reported missing in Jacksonville has been found safe, police announced in a Facebook post Thursday morning.

The 6-week-old baby was reported missing shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, ultimately prompting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to issue a statewide Missing Child Alert.

Police said a 43-year-old man walked away with the baby from a Jacksonville residence on W 14th Street. He was also found safe, authorities said.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the circumstances surrounding the incident continue to be investigated.