Manitoba man charged after Amber Alert ends with girl, 2, found safe
A Brandon, Man., man is facing several charges in connection with an Amber Alert in northern Ontario involving a two-year-old girl, Ontario Provincial Police say.
The toddler was found safe and the Amber Alert cancelled early Sunday morning.
Police were called to reports of a domestic dispute in the township of Chapple, Ont., in the Rainy River District near the Manitoba border, on Saturday just before 7 p.m.
When officers arrived they learned that a man had fled with the young girl.
An Amber Alert was issued and officers were deployed throughout the area.
“The safety of young individuals is paramount and when you have somebody that can’t protect themselves and a situation that unfolded like it did last night, it’s a very scary situation that we want to be able to fix as quickly as possible,” said Const. Darren Manion.
Manion said the suspect was headed east towards Kenora, Ont., when he was spotted by officers who were actually returning from an extensive search for a different child in the Rushing River Provincial Park.
“Several officers were returning from Kenora with our emergency response team in regards to another call and they located the suspect vehicle on their way back,” he said.