Amber Alert canceled after missing toddler found safe; suspect in custody

Updated: 3 p.m.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has canceled an Amber Alert issued overnight for a 2-year-old boy, reporting early Sunday that the child was found safe and a suspect taken into custody.

A 41-year-old man is facing charges of domestic assault and threats of violence following the Amber Alert.

The Becker Police Department, in its own update, said the child was returned to his family. Police said it stemmed from a domestic dispute Saturday night involving an unidentified woman, the man and the boy. Police met with the woman near a business off of Voyageur Highway. The suspect had left the scene in the woman’s vehicle with the boy, according to police.

The suspect, who police say had a protective order against him, took the boy to a residence more than an hour away in Baxton. After three and a half hours of negotiating, the man was taken into custody and the boy was found safe.

The suspect was booked into Crow Wing County jail.

Becker police thanked people who shared the alert or called in tips.

This is a developing story; check back for updates

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