Ontario Amber Alert ends with 2-year-old safe, father and 3 others in custody

Ontario Amber Alert ends with 2-year-old safe, father and 3 others in custody

After an hour of “communication” with 37-year-old Sean McManus, he handed over his two-year-old daughter and a brief, overnight Amber Alert was rescinded.

The alert was issued shortly after midnight when police in Brantford, Ont. were told that a car with the girl, her father and two women was seen leaving the city of 100,000 people.

#AMBERALERT .@BrantfordPolice searching for 37 year old Sean McManus and his two year old daughter who he abducted from a home in the west Brantford city area. Police say he is in a grey/ black station wagon likely driven by a female #AmberAlert pic.twitter.com/xIAFeOtdJY

— Andrew Collins (@ACollinsPhoto) July 25, 2019

The incident allegedly began when McManus broke into the child’s mother’s home while the mother answered the door for an unknown number of people.

He then allegedly assaulted and threatened the mother, assaulted another resident in the house and fled the scene with the two-year-old.

Police received a tip that McManus and the child could be in Hamilton, which is where officers pulled over and arrested three other adults in relation to the case around 2 am.

They were able to make contact with McManus, but he wouldn’t return the child or disclose his location.

.@BrantfordPolice have taken custody of several individuals after overnight child abduction in Brantford. Suspects found at various locations on Hamilton Mountain and arrested by @HamiltonPolice. Police confirm child is safe #HamOnt pic.twitter.com/z39xqrZ6uV

— Andrew Collins (@ACollinsPhoto) July 25, 2019

However, they then got a tip that the missing girl and her father were at a home in Hamilton, where police arrived shortly before 3 am.

Around an hour later, which was full of communication between the police and the suspect, the pair emerged from the house with the child unharmed.

“Just having communication to make sure that everything transpired smoothly,” said Cst. Jerome Stewart. “That’s all it was — negotiation, if you will.”

The two-year-old was turned over to other family members and the four people arrested were turned over to Brantford police.

Ah yes, the early morning #AMBERAlert assholes. Don’t want to be waken up? Turn off your ringer. Wanna complain that you lost your beauty sleep because a child was abducted? Ok. Let me help spread your word, assholes. pic.twitter.com/8Hrf5bGmvd

— Bounty Hunter Toys (@bhtoys) July 25, 2019

Once again, Twitter and other forms of social media became a place for many to vent about being woken up by the Amber Alert.

Some even had the audacity to take it as far as to say they were hoping for the worst possible outcome because they were woken up from their sleep.

Thankfully, for humankind, the majority shared the alert with hopes of bringing the girl home safe and had some choice words for those who decided to complain.

With files from the Canadian Press.


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