Amber alert canceled: Child found safe, suspect arrested after standoff in Crow Wing County

An amber alert issued Saturday night has been canceled after a 2-year-old boy has been found safe and the suspect has been arrested.

The Becker Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension sent out the alert, as they were looking for a 2-year-old boy who had been abducted. The agencies said they were also searching for a 41-year-old man with the same last name as the boy in connection to his disappearance around 7:26 p.m. Saturday. In an email alert at about 5:44 a.m. Sunday, the BCA canceled the alert, stating the boy was found safe and the suspect has been arrested. 

In a news release on Sunday afternoon, the Becker Police Department said officers responded to a domestic assault on Rolling Ridge Road, where they met with a woman who had been assaulted. The suspect left the scene in a vehicle with the victim's 2-year-old son inside. 

There is a court order that prevents the suspect from having contact with the child.

"Due to the circumstances at the time of the call, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) was contacted, and an Amber Alert was issued to assist with locating the juvenile," police said. 

At about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office got a call from a homeowner in Baxter, who said there were lights on in a shed and they saw movement inside. The suspect had ties to this home.

Police set up a perimeter and after about 3.5 hours of negotiating, the suspect was taken into custody. The child was found safe. 

The suspect was booked into the Crown Wing County Jail for probable cause charges related to his contact with the Baxter Police Department. The Becker Police Department is seeking charges against him related to domestic assault, order for protection violation, threats of violence, and unauthorized use of motor vehicle via long form complaint through the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office, the press release said. 

The suspect has not yet been formally charged.