AMBER Alert discontinued for 2-year-old San Antonio boy; suspect in custody

Previously, an AMBER Alert was issued for the missing toddler.

SAN ANTONIO — An AMBER Alert for a missing toddler has been discontinued after the little boy was found at a home in Live Oak Wednesday afternoon.

The Live Oak Police Chief said the child was a little scared. The chief believes the suspect knew someone at the house where the child was found.

The San Antonio Police Department’s undercover officers had an idea where the suspect was going, and they were able to find him and the toddler. Police took the suspect into custody. He is believed to be the 2-year-old’s father.

Previously, an AMBER Alert was issued for the missing and potentially endangered 2-year-old boy.

Police said the child was last seen along the 11000 block of Parliament Street late Tuesday night. Authorities believed he was abducted by 28-year-old Erik Stutzman, who stands about 5 feet 8, weighs about 140 pounds, and has black hair with brown eyes.

Authorities say the boy’s suspected abductor was driving a gray 2019 Toyota Corolla with Texas license plate NTZ6442.  

SAPD initially alerted the public to the child’s disappearance via the department’s Facebook page Wednesday morning shortly after 10 a.m. Photos provided by authorities showed the boy has blonde hair with dark-colored eyes. 

As a reminder, there are several criteria that must be met in Texas for an AMBER Alert to be issued, including a belief by law enforcement that the child is in immediate danger and confirmation that an abduction occurred.

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