Bill Carey
Wednesday July 25th, 2012

Vi Ripken, the mother of Baltimore Orioles' great Cal Ripken, Jr., was found uninjured Wednesday morning after being abducted from her home at gunpoint Tuesday, reports WBAL Radio.

Many of the details of the incident are still unclear. But WBAL is reporting that Vi Ripken was approached at her home in Harford County between 7 and 8 a.m. Tuesday by a man who showed a gun and forced her into her vehicle.

The man, reported to be a white male in his late-30s or early-40s, has not been found. "He was last seen wearing a light colored shirt, camouflage pants and eyeglasses," WBAL reports.

Vi Ripken was found this morning around 6 a.m. in her vehicle. She was uninjured.

The four Ripken children released a statement on the abduction.

"As you now know, our mother was abducted at gunpoint from her home yesterday morning. 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. "This is an ongoing investigation, so we hope everyone understands that we cannot comment further at this time. Thank you."

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