Hamilton father facing charges after missing six-year-old boy in Amber Alert found safe
Police say a six-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert in southern Ontario has been found safe after his father surrendered to police.
Investigators first issued the alert on Sunday afternoon after reports that the boy was abducted by his father in St. Catharines, Ont.
They say the boy's father, 44-year-old John Mitchell of Hamilton, entered a local police station in St. Catharines shortly after the Amber Alert was issued.
Police say he was arrested without incident and the boy was uninjured.
Mitchell was charged later Sunday with abduction in contravention of custody or parenting order and disobeying an order of the court.
He remains in custody until a video bail hearing scheduled to take place Monday.
Const. Phil Gavin with the Niagara Regional Police Service said the boy was returned to police as a direct result of the Amber Alert.
He said officers are still investigating the incident and anyone with information is being asked to contact police.
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