Amber Alert: Missing 2-year-old found safe, father arrested in Maryland

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Jeremy Rivas-Munoz, 2 years-old. (Photo: NCDPS)

DURHAM, NC (WTVD) — An AMBER Alert out of Durham has been canceled after police say the 2-year-old child and his father were found nearly 270 miles away.

Durham police say Emerson Rivas-Melendez and his 2-year-old son were found Thursday morning in Prince George County, Maryland.

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The child is safe and the father is in custody, police say.

Rivas-Melendez faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary when he is brought back to Durham.

Police said they believe Melendez, who is the boy’s father, stabbed the toddler’s mother inside her home on Myra Street around 1:30 a.m. and then left the scene with Jeremy.



The mother suffered non-life threatening injuries.

If you know any information, contact police.