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Amber Alert canceled for missing 4-month-old boy taken from Trumbull County

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Posted at 6:28 AM, Dec 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-15 09:30:43-05

NILES, Ohio — An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 4-month-old boy who was allegedly taken by his 23-year-old father from Niles, Ohio, located in Trumbull County.

The incident took place at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in Trumbull County on Wilson Avenue in the city of Niles, according to Niles police.

Police said the 23-year-old man, identified as the biological father, did not have custody of the 4-month-old child when he entered the home on Wilson Avenue.

The boy's grandmother called the police when the child was taken from her home because she believes the boy's father "is usually armed, and was afraid that he would shoot her," the report said.

The 23-year-old man told police over the phone that the child may have been injured, but he would not disclose his location, so an Amber Alert was issued.

At 6:30 a.m., Youngstown police located the vehicle involved and the 23-year-old man with the 4-month-old child.

The 23-year-old man was arrested on kidnapping and aggravated burglary charges, both first-degree felonies.

The child was returned to his mother and "appears to be in good condition," police said.

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