Girl subject of Amber Alert north of Toronto found safe
MARKHAM, Ont. — A five-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert north of Toronto has been found safe.
York regional police say the girl’s father has been arrested but they do not know if he has committed a criminal offence and the investigation continues.
Police had issued the alert Tuesday afternoon after the girl was allegedly taken from her classroom in Markham, Ont., by her father.
They said he was not supposed to have access to his daughter and investigators received some information that caused concern.
Police said the pair was picked up by a minivan cab and dropped off at a second location, where they got into another vehicle.
Police spokeswoman Const. Laura Nicolle says the two were found near the second location, after someone saw them in a business and recognized them from photos shared through the Amber Alert.
She says police had been scouring the area with helicopters, canine units and patrols in search of the pair.
The Canadian Press