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Boy, 9, who was subject of Amber Alert found safe: police

A nine-year-old boy who was subject of an Amber Alert after going missing in Niagara Falls, Ont., has been found safe in Toronto, Toronto police told 680News.

Police said the boy was found in a downtown Toronto hotel on Wednesday, and was with his estranged mother, Tivisay Rojas-Castano, 40.

Police believe he was allegedly taken by his mother and his uncle — Edison Rojas-Castano, 36 — from Marineland.

Both mother and uncle are in police custody. The uncle was arrested in a separate location in Toronto.

The announcement the boy was found came shortly after an Amber Alert was cancelled at 11 a.m.

Earlier, police told 680News they located the car sought in connection with the alleged abduction. Police were looking for a beige 2007 Mazda CX with an Ontario licence plate BRAV 280.

In a tweet earlier Thursday morning, Niagara Regional Police Const. Derek Watson said “the boy and mother were seen in the area of Hurontario / Dundas street Mississauga last night at 9:15.” They were apparently spotted at an ATM.

Police said the boy and his father are U.S. citizens who were visiting from Georgia, when they met up with the boy’s estranged mother.

Const. Watson told 680News they all met at the amusement park on Wednesday, and called this a “well-planned” abduction.

“They end up meeting the biological mother, and at some point throughout the day, the biological mother and uncle then detached themselves from the group,” Const. Watson said.

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