Abducted Boy, Father Found Safe Following Amber Alert

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An Amber Alert issued Friday out of San Francisco for a 21-month-old boy who was believed to have been abducted by his father was called off after the boy and his father were located in Los Angeles Friday evening, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

The California Highway Patrol first issued the Amber Alert at about 2:10 p.m., as authorities were searching for the toddler, Makai Bangoura, and his alleged abductor, identified as his father, Jason Lam.

amber alert suspect car

Suspect car in abduction of 21-month-old boy in San Francisco. (California Highway Patrol)

After learning that Makai was in Los Angeles, authorities began working with the Los Angeles Police Department and were able to locate the child and his father.

Lam was taken into custody, officials with the District Attorney’s Office said.

Before going missing, Makai had last been seen at 3 p.m. Thursday in San Francisco.

Relatives of Lam had said that he recently experienced mental breakdowns, according to officials with the district attorney’s office.

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  1. The amber altert text I got has a different license 5SEY238 . PLEASE VERIFY LICENSE PLATE this is a child.

  2. It’s SEY. See police tweet and picture.

  3. The kid was apparently “abducted” by his father. Why are we put on a statewide alert to intervene in such family disputes?

    1. Precisely. Child custody disputes are not abductions or worthy of an Amber Alert. Fix family courts so that men have equal rights.

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