Boy taken from Niagara Region found in downtown Toronto

TORONTO – A 9-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert Thursday morning after allegedly being abducted in the Niagara Region of Ontario by his biological mother and uncle has been found in downtown Toronto.

Police had been looking for a beige 2007 Mazda CX sedan with Ontario licence plate BRAV 280.

The car was found Thursday morning when an OPP officer identified the vehicle and  stopped it in the Rexdale Boulevard and Martin Grove Road area of Toronto. The uncle was taken into custody.

The boy and his mother were later found in downtown Toronto shortly after the Amber Alert ended.

It’s not yet known if any of the two adults will face any charges.

Police were attempting to locate Tivisay Rojas-Castano and Edison Rojas-Castano.

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Police said the boy, Joseluis Resendiz and his father are U.S. citizens and were in Niagara Falls for a family visit to Marineland.

It has been reported the pair met with the boy’s mother and a group of eight or nine others inside the park.

At some point during the outing the mother and uncle took the son and separated themselves from the group.

Officers said the suspects had ties to Toronto and Hamilton and may be in either city.

Police say the boy was seen with his mother in the Hurontario Street and Dundas Street area in Mississauga around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.

An Amber Alert is issued when there is reason to believe that a child has been abducted; a child is in grave danger; and an alert could assist in the safe recovery of a child.

with a file from The Canadian Press

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