Durham toddler found safe, father arrested after mother stabbed, police say

Durham toddler found safe, father arrested after mother stabbed, police say
Durham toddler found safe, father arrested after mother stabbed, police say (Source: WNCN)

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – An AMBER Alert out of Durham has been canceled after police say the 2-year-old child and his father were found nearly 270 miles away.

Durham police say Emerson Rivas-Melendez and his 2-year-old son were found Thursday morning in Prince George County, Maryland.

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Posted by Durham Police Department on Thursday, April 9, 2020

The child is safe and the father is in custody, police say.

Rivas-Melendez faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary when he is brought back to Durham.

Police said they believe Melendez, who is the boy’s father, stabbed the toddler’s mother inside her home on Myra Street around 1:30 a.m. and then left the scene with Jeremy.

The mother suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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