Markham resident charged with abduction that triggered Ontario Amber Alert, police say

An OPP cruiser is seen at the service's Toronto detachment. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Ontario Provincial Police say a 30-year-old Markham resident is facing abduction charges in connection with an incident that triggered an Amber Alert across the province.

It was Wednesday morning when police said a seven-year-old was reported missing from a home near Bayfield, south of Goderich on the shore of Lake Huron.

OPP issued the Ontariowide alert just after 10:45 a.m. and less than 40 minutes later the child was reported to have been found safe.

In an update released on Friday, police said the child was found in Toronto.

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It said the accused in the case was taken into custody by Toronto and York Regional police officers.

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Officers said the suspect, who wasn’t identified, was charged with abduction of a person who is under 16 years old.

The accused was scheduled to appear in a Goderich court on Monday.

Meanwhile, anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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