SHORELINE, Wash. — Police found a 2-year-old boy safe in Shoreline a few hours after his father broke into an uncle’s home in Anacortes and took him without permission, authorities said.
Police issued an AMBER ALERT Wednesday afternoon and began searching for 25-year-old Ryan Thomas Hall and the 2-year-old son.
Shoreline police found Hall at about 7:35 p.m. at a home in Shoreline. Officers said Hall surrendered without incident and the boy was unharmed.
Officials said a protection order was previously issued after the suspect threatened to harm the mother and child.
“I’m a friend of the mother. She wanted me to come out and express her heartfelt gratitude for everyone who helped find her son, most especially law enforcement,” Miranda Sheedy said outside the Shoreline Police Department.
“She has asked that she be allowed to have her privacy at this time and she also hopes that the baby’s father gets the support that he needs.”
Police said Hall was being booked for investigation of kidnapping, investigation of residential burglary and investigation of felony harassment – threats to kill.
No further information was immediately available.