Cal Ripken's mother, who was abducted from her Maryland home Tuesday morning, has been found unharmed, police said Wednesday.
A man with a gun showed up at Vi Ripken's home between 7 and 8 a.m. Tuesday, police in Aberdeen, Maryland, said in a statement. The man forced her into a vehicle and drove off, the statement said. She was found unharmed about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday in a vehicle near her home.
The Aberdeen Police Department said they were looking for a white male in his late 30s to early 40s seen wearing a light-colored shirt, camouflage pants and eyeglasses.
In a statement obtained by CNN affiliate WBAL, the Ripken family said that "this has been a very trying time for our family, but we are grateful and relieved that mom is back with us, safe and healthy."
"We want to thank everyone for their tremendous support, especially all of the law enforcement agencies that worked so hard and quickly," the family said. "This is on ongoing investigation, so we hope everyone understands that we cannot comment further at this time. Thank you.”