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Missing woman 911 call: I'm Amanda Berry

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CLEVELAND -- Cleveland police have released the frantic 911 call made by Amanda Berry after she escaped a house Monday evening ending her 10-year disappearance.

"Help me, I'm Amanda Berry," she tells the dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped. I've been missing for 10 years and I'm out here. I'm free now."

Photos: See Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus pictures

She urges the dispatcher to send police right away. "I need them now before he gets back."

Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were found in a home on Seymour Avenue. They ran across the street to a neighbor to call for help.

Police have taken 52-year-old Ariel Castro into custody. There's no immediate word on charges.  Two others are also in custody.

A police source says Amanda Berry escaped with a six-year-old girl.  The child hugged officers when they arrived.  A baby was also with her.

Amanda had been missing since April 2003 when she disappeared after getting a ride home from her fast food job. DeJesus disappeared the following April from roughly the same area. Knight had been gone since 2002.

Transcription of 911 call:

Amanda: Help me, I'm Amanda Berry.

Operator: Do you need police fire or ambulance?

Amanda: I need police.

Operator: OK, what's going on there?

Amanda: I've been kidnapped and been missing for 10 years. I am here, I'm free now.

Operator: Ok, what's your address?

Amanda: 2207 Seymour Avenue.

Operator: 2207 Seymour. Looks like you are calling me from 2210.

Amanda: Huh?

Operator: It looks like you are calling me from 2210..

Amanda: I can't hear you.

Operator: It looks like you are calling me from 2210.

Amanda: I'm across the street, I'm using the phone.

Operator: OK, stay there with those neighbors and talk to the police when they get there.

Amanda: OK.

Operator: Talk to the police when they get there.

Amanda: Ok, Hello.


Operator: Yes, talk to the police when they get there.

Amanda: Ok, I don't want to leave right now.


Operator: We will get someone there as soon as we get a car open.

Amanda: No, I need them now before he gets back.

Operator: Ok, We are sending them, ok?

Amanda: Ok

Operator: Who is the guy that went out?

Amanda: His name is Ariel Castro.

Operator: How old is he?

Amanda: He's like 52, and I'm Amanda Berry, I've been on the news for the last 10 years.

Operator: Ok, I got that dear, and what is his name again?

Amanda: Ariel Castro.

 Operator: What is he wearing?

Amanda: I don't know because he is not here right now.

Operator: When he left what was he wearing? The police are on the way talk to them when they get there. I told you they were on the way, talk to them when they get there.

Amanda: Ok, bye.




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