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AMBER Alert canceled after 4-year-old Akron boy found safe; suspect arrested

The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Jose Castro, has been arrested and is in custody the Summit County Jail.

AKRON, Ohio — Authorities say a man accused of taking his 4-year-old son which triggered a statewide Amber Alert Monday night is in custody.

According to WKYC, 24-year-old Jose Castro was arrested in Cleveland early Tuesday.

Police were initially called to the South Akron neighborhood around 6:50 p.m. where they found the boy’s mother unconscious outside of a home and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Witnesses said they saw Castro grab the child before he fled the scene. Authorities said there is video of Castro grabbing the child before getting into a vehicle.

The boy's mother was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital in critical condition.

Officials said the child was “returned unharmed” to Akron detectives just over an hour after he was reported missing.

Castro is currently in custody at the Summit County Jail and is facing charges of felonious assault and kidnapping. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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