Amber Alert canceled after Durham toddler, father found in Maryland

DURHAM, NC (WITN) - A North Carolina police department says a 2-year-old boy who they believe was taken from his mother's home after she was stabbed has been found in Maryland.

A statement from the Durham Police Department says 22-year-old Emerson Ezequille Rivas-Melendez and his son, Jeremy Rivas-Munoz have been located in Prince George's County in Maryland.

Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael says the boy is OK and that Rivas is in custody.

Durham police said the woman suffered non-life threatening injuries when her son was abducted early Thursday.

Multiple warrants issued against the father include charges of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary.


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Durham police are looking for 2-year-old Jeremy Rivas-Munoz. Officers say he is Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. He is 2"10 and about 35 pounds. They say he was last seen wearing a light blue shirt and black shorts.

Police believe 23-year-old Emerson Melendez abducted him. He is Hispanic, 5'10", 170 pounds and has a skull tattoo on his neck and a rose tattoo on his left hand. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and tan shorts.

They are driving in a blue Sedan or Toyota, but officers do not know where they are headed.

If you have any information, call the Durham Police Department immediately at (919) 475-2263, or call 911 or *HP.