PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (KDKA) – An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old reportedly abducted from Philadelphia after the boy hadn’t been seen since Friday.
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Police say 2-year-old Byron McDonald was reportedly abducted by 28-year-old Byron McDonald II, who is described as a 6-foot-1 black man weighing 180 pounds.
Police sources tell our sister station, CBS Philadelphia, that McDonald II is wanted in connection to homicides from Friday and Monday morning.
BREAKING: Two-year-old Byron McDonald has been found safe in a hotel room by the airport. He and his father, alleged abductor Byron McDonald II are with Philadelphia SWAT. McDonald is a confirmed suspect in the homicides of the 2-year-old’s mother and grandmother. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/HZCuiOUVJg
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) April 12, 2021
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CBS Philadelphia reporter Joe Holden says the boy was found safe in a hotel room. McDonald II, who is a suspect in the homicides of the 2-year-old boy’s mother and grandmother, is with Philadelphia SWAT.
He was believed to be driving a 2017 red Chevy Malibu with tinted windows and the Pennsylvania license plate LMD-3353. Philadelphia Police sources tell CBS Philadelphia that the car was located, but it was abandoned with no sign of McDonald or the child.
The boy is described as a black male, 2 feet tall and 30 pounds. He was last seen on April 9 around 1:30 p.m. in the area of 2500 North Bancroft Street in Philadelphia.
Police say it’s unknown what clothing either of the two are wearing.
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