June 28, 2014 6:57 am

Amber Alert cancelled for missing Calgary boy

Calgary police were searching for a 9-month-old child after an alleged abduction Friday evening.

Relief Saturday morning for the family of a young boy allegedly abducted from a northeast parking lot.

The nine-month-old was handed over to Calgary police around 4:45 a.m. Saturday in the southeast community of Riverbend.

An Amber Alert was issued for the infant Friday evening; police say he was taken from a northeast Calgary parking lot around 8 p.m. after an altercation between the boy’s mother and father.

“It’s not very often that we will issue an Amber Alert,” said Duty Insp. Michael Watterston. “In this particular case, we have a situation where the father, the biological father, forcibly took his child from the mother. He is not entitled to have custody of that child and that’s one of our primary concerns.

“And also, while the child was forcibly removed from the vehicle, we believe he did strike his head on a part of the vehicle. We’re concerned for the child’s well-being in that respect.”

Officers took 40-year-old Christian Jovanovic into custody early Saturday morning.

Charges are pending.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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