An AMBER Alert that had been activated on Wednesday morning in Oregon was canceled after authorities located the suspect and a 5-year-old boy involved in an incident reported in The Dalles, state police said.
Police said the child, identified as Skylar Meldin Coulcer-Jarding, is safe.
The boy was reportedly taken at approximately 5:40 a.m. from a home in The Dalles, where the suspect — identified as Brian Lester DePriest, 36 — had arrived and assaulted two adults with a hammer, police said.
DePriest knows the boy’s mother, police said.
After the assault, DePriest took the boy and left the scene in a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier. DePriest is now in custody, police said.
More details regarding the case will be released later, police said.
An AMBER Alert is a child abduction alert bulletin.