Brantford child found safe following Amber Alert

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Four people are in police custody following the abduction of a two-year-old Brantford girl.

The missing child was located safely after an Amber Alert was issued after 3 a.m.

On Thursday around 12 a.m., Brantford Police Service responded to a 911 call about an abduction and assaults at an address on Bissett Avenue.

An unknown number of people showed up at the front of the residence and, when the door was answered by the mother, the estranged father broke in through the rear door.

The suspect was confronted by the mother and then a second person in the house. Both were threatened and assaulted.

The suspect grabbed the child and fled the residence in a vehicle with three other people.

Police officers arrived at the home to find the assault victims with minor injuries.

Investigators learned the suspects may have gone to the Hamilton area but the Hamilton police were unsuccessful when they checked a residence just before 1 a.m.

Brantford Police made contact with the father but he refused to disclose his location or return the child, which triggered an Amber Alert.

Just after 2 a.m. the Hamilton Police Service located the suspect vehicle in Hamilton with three individuals inside believed to be connected with the abduction. The three people were arrested and are currently in custody. The child was not located at that time.

At approximately 3 a.m., the suspect was located at an address on Upper Ottawa Street in Hamilton. Hamilton police were able to make contact with the suspect and, just before 4 a.m., the suspect turned himself over to police and the child was located safely.

The Brantford Police Service continues to investigate this incident.

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