Hi, I am not sure whether he hugged her or literally took in his arms, mean raised. Thank you.
“He was standing there at the bus stop; the entire street knew that an RAF pilot was waiting there for me. We hadn’t seen each other for almost five years, but he recognised me immediately and took me in his arms. I was surprised. And he asked straight away if I would marry him...” (The Escapes of Josef Bryks, written by Luděk Navara)
He hugged her. He didn't take her anywhere in his arms; and he didn't take her, in any way, while she was in his arms.
The same meaning occurs in "She took him by the hand". This just means that she held his hand.