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Amber Alert canceled after 2-year-old girl found safe, father arrested

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Posted at 8:48 AM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 15:02:52-05

(KGTV) -- A young girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert out of Northern California was found safe, and her father -- who was suspected of abducting her -- was arrested, according to authorities.

Authorities said 2-year-old Bethanie Carraza and her father, Victor Magana, were spotted in San Luis Obispo County, Bay Area TV station KGO reported.

According to KGO, Magana was recognized at a gas station, and several people blocked him from leaving until authorities got to the scene.

The alert for the toddler was issued by the California Highway Patrol after San Jose police said she was taken by her 24-year-old father on Sunday night.

Magana allegedly stabbed the child’s mother and left with the toddler. KGO, citing police, reported the woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The disappearance of father and daughter led to the statewide Amber Alert that was seen on state freeway signs and received on mobile devices.