Amber Alert ends after 1-year-old is found safe

The boy went missing in San Francisco
Posted at 6:10 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 23:33:09-04

UPDATE: Shortly after 8 p.m. Friday the California Highway Patrol tweeted that one-year-old Makai Bangoura was found safe. The man who abducted him, 30-year-old Jason Lam, is in custody. 

(KGTV) - A statewide Amber Alert was issued Friday after a suspect abducted a one-year-old boy in San Francisco.

California Highway Patrol said Makai Bangoura, 1, was abducted in San Francisco. Bangoura is described as a black male with brown hair and brown eyes, standing two feet, six inches tall, and weighing 40 pounds.

CHP said the suspect, 30-year-old Jason Lam, should not be approached without law enforcement.

Lam is described as an Asian male with black hair and brown eyes, standing five feet, three inches tall, and weighing 145 pounds.

Lam was last seen driving a tan, 2000 Toyota Corolla with the license plate 5SEY238.  Authorities believe the two may be heading toward southern California.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the pair was last seen on May 12.

If seen, CHP advises calling 911. Authorities fear Lam may be suicidal and ask that nobody approach him without law enforcement.


San Diego County Crisis Line: 1-888-724-7240

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255