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Amber Alert for missing 2-year-old canceled after boy, father found in Maryland

Emerson Melendez Rivas with his 2-year-old son.
Emerson Melendez Rivas with his 2-year-old son.(Durham Police Department)
Updated: Apr. 9, 2020 at 11:37 AM CDT
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DURHAM, N.C. (WCSC) - Durham Police say a 2-year-old boy missing since Thursday morning has been found safe.

The boy’s father, Emerson Rivas-Melendez, is in custody. He faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary in the stabbing of the child’s mother.

Police said on their Facebook page that the pair were found Thursday in Maryland.

We have some good news to share. Emerson Rivas-Melendez and his 2-year-old son have been located in Prince George County, Maryland. The child is OK and the father is in custody.

Posted by Durham Police Department on Thursday, April 9, 2020

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