FILE PHOTO - 6 Oct 2001: Cal Ripken #8 of the Baltimore Orioles escorts his mother Vi Ripken across the field as he his honored prior to his 3001st and final game as the Orioles host the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT
Multiple news agencies are reporting that Vi Ripken, the mother of baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., has been found unharmed Wednesday after being abducted Tuesday, according to police.
As reported by CNN: 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. WBALTV.com in Baltimore reported paramedics attended to Ripken when she was found and she was unhurt.
The family released the following statement to the media:
"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 on ongoing investigation, so we hope everyone understands that we cannot comment further at this time. Thank you.”