An Amber Alert was called off Friday morning, four hours after a four-year-old Toronto girl was reported abducted from a car outside her home.
Christina Nguyen was found safe, sitting inside the running car with no sign of the suspect.
Toronto police said Christina Nguyen was placed in a running car just before 6 a.m. Shortly after, the car was stolen when a parent had gone back inside the home to get another child.
Police said the stolen vehicle was found abandoned in a parking lot.
“Someone walking by found the car. It’s running and she’s inside. Our officers got on site and confirmed she’s inside and she’s okay. But we’re going to double check that and have an ambulance come by and make sure, ” Detective Ranbir Dhillon told reporters.
Police said Christina was found in the same general neighbourhood as her home, but provided no other details.
There had been reports of the stolen 2008 Toyota Camry driving erratically west of the city this morning.
“This guy’s now been spotted what looks like twice on 400-series highways and when approached by citizens to make sure it’s the right car, he’s driving away erratically on the shoulder of the highway, at high rates of speed,” said Constable David Hopkinson.
Police are looking for the suspect but have very little information, including age, gender or whether there’s a connection to the Nguyen family.
With files from The Canadian Press