June 28, 2014 10:18 am
Updated: July 12, 2016 12:21 pm

UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled for abducted Calgary boy; found safe and sound

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


UPDATE – June 29, 2014: Calgary police located the nine-month-old missing child safe and sound early Saturday morning in Riverbend, a residential neighbourhood in southeast Calgary, after they received a tip. Police say a man is in custody and will release more details as they become available.

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Calgary police have issued an Amber Alert for a nine-month-old boy who is believed to have been abducted by his father.

Police say the child was taken from a northeast Calgary parking lot around 8 p.m. Friday evening after an altercation between the

man and the boy’s mother.


“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.

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“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.”

Watterston said the father, who has been identified as Christian Jovanovic, doesn’t have basic amenities to look after the child, such as food and diapers, and is believed to be on foot.

He said the man is known to police.

“We are aware of Mr. Jovanovic; he has had contact with police in the past, but not related to this situation.”

Jovanovic, 40, is described as five-foot-seven, 143 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

He has several tattoos, including a clown on his right forearm, a black panther on his left shoulder, a devil head on his left
forearm, and a large Egyptian eye on his neck.

He was last seen wearing a grey T-shirt and blue jeans covered in white paint.

The boy was wearing all green clothing, including a lime green tank top.

If you have seen Jovanovic, or have any information, call 9-1-1.

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