A man was arrested and his infant son he was accused of kidnapping was found safe on Saturday after an Amber Alert was issued in the incident, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted.
The child was unharmed when he was located, a news release from the department states.
Earlier Saturday morning, the vehicle identified in the Amber Alert issued Friday evening was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said.
The alert was sent across Los Angeles County and several other counties as authorities searched for Jeffrey Gomes, 42, and his 1- to 2-month-old son out of the Fort Tejon area.
The vehicle authorities were searching for — a white 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck — was seen at LAX and police at the airport said they were searching for it near Terminal 1 at about 6 a.m., officials said.
LAX police spokesman Rod Pedregon said a person reported seeing the vehicle to police at the airport and then it was later spotted on surveillance video.
The alert was issued after a family dispute that may have led to the abduction.
On Friday, while Gomes and his family were headed northbound on the 5 Freeway just north of the 138 Freeway, Gomes allegedly threatened to kill himself and then abducted his newborn son, Lt. Leo Bauer with the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station said.
Gomes had some sort of dispute with the child’s mother and she was either kicked out of the vehicle or left, officials said the night of the abduction.
Jeffrey Gomes was said to be “armed and dangerous,” according to the Amber Alert, and officials previously said he’s armed with a handgun.
The Amber Alert was issued across Los Angeles, Kern, Kings, Tulare and Fresno counties.