Authorities on Monday issued an Amber Alert after a 1-year-old girl was abducted in Rancho Cucamonga.
The suspect in the incident, 38-year-old Daniel Segura, was considered armed and dangerous, according to the California Highway Patrol.
He took the child, Lexi Segura, from Rancho Cucamonga at 5:40 p.m. amid a fight with his estranged wife, said Jodi Miller, a public information officer with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
“They were in an argument prior to him leaving the location with the child without the mother’s consent, displaying a handgun in a threatening manner,” Miller told KTLA. "We are concerned for the safety of the child."
The suspect had threatened suicide by cop, according to sheriff's officials' initial bulletin.
The two were believed to be traveling in a red 2012 Mitsubishi Galant with California license plate No. 6WEE209.
Lexi was described as Latina with brown hair and eyes. She is around 3 feet tall and weighs 35 pounds and was last seen wearing a baby-blue shirt with gold writing, jeans and pink shoes, officials said.
The suspect was described as a Latino man with brown hair and eyes. He is roughly 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds.
He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt with a dark-colored baseball cap and jeans and also has numerous tattoos on his arms and neck, according to CHP.
The relationship between the two was unclear.
The alert was in effect for San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts is urged to call 911 or San Bernardino sheriff's officials at 866-346-7632.