PEARLAND, Texas - An Amber Alert has been canceled after a 6-year-old boy was found safe with his biological father, Pearland police say.
The Amber Alert was issued for Amari Baylor early Friday morning.
The incident began around 7:50 p.m. Thursday when Pearland police received a report of a kidnapping.
Police say the boy’s mother reported that she went to Westside Event Center with her three children to ask about cheerleading and football programs for her kids during a football practice that was taking place.
The caller reportedly exited her vehicle with her daughter while the other two children stayed in the car.
Police say two witnesses that were at the practice saw a black female in her late 20’s to early 30’s, with long straight black hair, standing 5’9 and possibly weighing 180 pounds, wearing an orange shirt taking a child from a white Chevrolet Malibu’s driver side rear window.
According to police, the suspect female then got into a silver or gray SUV with the child before driving out the parking lot southbound on Country Place Pkwy. The witnesses told police they were unable to get a license plate but remembered orange characters on the plate.
Around 10 a.m. Thursday, police said that they were trying to contact Amari’s father to ask him about any potential knowledge of Amari's whereabouts. About two hours later, Amari was found.
Police said they were working with the FBI while investigating the boy’s disappearance.
"We would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Amari," Pearland PD wrote on Facebook.