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Amber Alert issued for boy is canceled; father found dead

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — An Amber Alert that was issued for a 5-year-old boy who was taken from a Spokane Valley home following a stabbing has been canceled.

KHQ-TV of Spokane reports that the alert was canceled Tuesday afternoon after the boy and his father were located.

Other details were not immediately available.

The alert says 41-year-old Justin P. Robertson broke into the home of his estranged wife early Tuesday, stabbed her multiple times and took their son.

The woman was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center with serious injuries. Authorities don’t believe the injuries are life-threatening.

Authorities said Tuesday evening that Robertson was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after an hours-long standoff south of Spokane in St. John.

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