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Father arrested in alleged abduction of girl, 2, in Brantford, On.

Hamilton police said the two-year-old girl and her father were found at a townhouse complex north of Stone Church Road near the Lincoln Alexander Parkway on July 25, 2019. Earlier in the morning, there was a heavy police presence in the area. (Photo credit: Dave Ritchie for CityNews)
Summary

An Amber Alert for a two-year-old girl in Ontario has been cancelled

Police say the toddler was found safe after she was allegedly abducted by her father

The child was found in Hamilton; police say the father was taken into custody

Ontario provincial police have cancelled an Amber Alert for a two-year-old girl, who was found safe after she was allegedly abducted by her father in Brantford.

Before the girl was found safe, police said she and her 37-year-old father left Brantford in a station wagon with two women just after midnight Thursday. Const. Shane Seibert, with the Brantford Police Service, said a 911 call for an abduction and an assault was made just after midnight; police then requested the Amber Alert.

Shortly after, police received information that the child and those involved in the abduction may be in Hamilton.

Just after 2 a.m., the station wagon was located during a traffic stop in an area of Hamilton, but the girl and one of the suspects, believed to be the father, were not in the vehicle.

Hamilton Const. Jerome Stewart said officers arrested three other adults in relation to the case, and then received a tip that the father and child were at a home in that city.

The child was eventually found with her father at a townhouse complex, around 4 a.m.

The father was taken into custody and police said he is expected to face charges.

Hamilton police said it took about an hour of “communication” with the man before he surrendered and handed over his daughter.

Police continue to investigate to determine if any charges will be laid against the other three people.

-With files from The Canadian Press