The Latest: Amber Alert off as SF father and son found in LA
May. 20, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an Amber Alert issued for a 1-year-old boy with possibly suicidal father (all times local):
Police say a 1-year-old boy taken from San Francisco by his possibly suicidal father has been found in Los Angeles.
LA police say the pair was found in the Palms section of the city Friday night.
The father, Jason Lam, is in custody and his car has been impounded. The boy, Makai Bangoura, is safe.
The boy's mother reported that his father had not returned him Thursday, and on Friday an Amber Alert was issued that has now been called off.
After saying the father and son could be anywhere, authorities a few hours later said they might be heading south on Interstate 5 toward Southern California.
Authorities say a 1-year-old boy was last seen with his possibly suicidal father in a city near San Francisco and "could be anywhere right now."
The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert Friday for Makai Bangoura, who is about 3 feet tall (nearly 1 meter) and weighs 40 lbs (18 kilograms). He is African American with brown eyes and brown hair.
Police are seeking 30-year-old Jason Lam, an Asian male who was last seen driving a 2000 tan Toyota Corolla with the license plate 5SEY238. He is about 5-foot-3 and weighs about 145 lbs.
Jerry Rodriguez, chief of investigations at the San Francisco district attorney's office, says the boy's mother reported Thursday that her son had not been returned by his father.
It was unclear when the boy was due back.
California authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a 1-year-old boy police say was kidnapped from San Francisco and traveling with a possibly suicidal man.
The California Highway Patrol said Friday that the boy, Makai Bangoura, is about 3 feet tall (nearly 1 meter) and weighs 40 lbs (18 kilograms). He is African-American, has brown eyes and brown hair and was abducted May 12.
The CHP says the suspect, 30-year-old Jason Lam, "may be suicidal" and should not be approached without law enforcement help. He's an Asian male and was last seen driving a 2000 tan Toyota Corolla with the license plate 5SEY238. He is about 5-foot-3 and weighs about 145 lbs.
No other details were immediately available.
The San Francisco district attorney's office plans a 4 p.m. press conference.