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Ontario Amber Alert cancelled: Girl found safe, father arrested

Last Updated Mar 19, 2019 at 4:09 pm PDT

Soloman Jaffri (HANDOUT/York Regional Police)

An Amber Alert has been cancelled after police in the Toronto area say a five-year-old girl, who was allegedly abducted by her father in Markham, has been found safe.

Her father has been arrested. Police believe he picked up his daughter from her Armadale Public School classroom. They have not indicated whether he has been charged.

Police were alerted by school staff around 3 p.m. after realizing he was not supposed to have access to his daughter. Const. Laura Nicolle said the father was reportedly still on a list to be able to pick up his daughter.

Nicolle says the two were found after someone saw them in a business and recognized them from photos shared through the Amber Alert.