Missing Baby Found in San Ysidro, Amber Alert Canceled

A baby girl who prompted an Amber Alert has been found safe, along with her alleged abductor, in San Diego County, according to Santa Barbara police.

The 6-month-old was abducted by her father, 28-year-old Joshua Ivan Martinez, following a domestic violence incident Sunday night in Santa Barbara, according to officials.

An Amber Alert was issued for San Diego County because police believed Martinez was taking the baby to Mexico.

The manhunt ended around 7 p.m. Monday in San Ysidro, located on the U.S.-Mexico border. A SWAT team surrounded a mobile home in Rancho Del Rio Estates. The suspect was hiding in the home of the family member, officials said.

Martinez handed over the baby and was taken into custody without incident.

He was booked into the San Diego County Jail on $150,000 for suspicion of spousal battery, kidnapping and child endangerment, according to officials. He will be extradited to Santa Barbara.

The baby was taken to an emergency youth center in San Diego before being reunited with her mother, police said.

Authorities had set up a command post in the 4200 block of Camino De La Plaza, across the street from Las Americas Premium Outlets.

In the Amber Alert, the infant was described as having black hair and brown eyes and weighing 17 pounds. She was wearing a white onesie with black polka dots when she was taken.

Her potential abductor was described as 5-foot-8 and 187 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a beard. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts and green, black and white DC shoes.

People were asked to be on the lookout for a black 2013 Ford Focus with a temporary paper license plate that read “Garcia Auto Sales.”

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