Ridgefield Child Found, Father Arrested

The Amber Alert for 5-year-old Francis Lupo has been canceled, but police have issued a Silver Alert for his father, Paul.

By Ari Mason
|  Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013  |  Updated 9:41 PM EDT
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Ridgefield Child Found, Father Arrested

Connecticut State Police

Police have issued a Silver Alert for 49-year-old Paul Lupo of Ridgefield. An Amber Alert issued for Lupo's five-year-old son, Francis, was cancelled after the boy was found safe in the Bronx.

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Police have arrested 49-year-old Paul Lupo of Ridgefield after he allegedly violated a protective order and abducted his five-year-old son, Francis, on Sunday night.

Paul Lupo, who dropped his son off at his ex-wife's house in the Bronx and left the area, was arrested yesterday and charged with violation of a protective order, disorderly conduct, interfering with an emergency call and failure to have a child safety seat in his vehicle.

A statewide Amber Alert issued for Francis Lupo was canceled after the child was found in the Bronx.

At that time, Paul Lupo was still missing, and a Silver Alert was issued. The alert was canceled Monday night after Lupo "made contact with law enforcement officials," according to police.

Lupo was arrested Monday night and arraigned Tuesday at State Superior Court in Danbury.

Police said they believe Paul Lupo was "highly intoxicated" and injured his wife Sunday evening, twisting her arm and trying to break the house phone to keep her from calling for help, court documents show.

After locking herself in the bathroom, Susan Lupo managed to get away and drive to the police department. When she returned, Paul and Francis were gone, according to court records.

Francis was found later that night at Paul Luppo's apartment on Bevy Place in the Bronx, according to court documents.

Police said a protective order against Paul Lupo was issued in New York following a previous domestic incident in August 2012.

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