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The 2-year-old Hartford boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert Thursday night was found safe in Bristol.
The 2-year-old Hartford boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Thursday night was found safe in Bristol.
Hartford Police had been searching for Luis Trinidad Jr. who was in the back seat of a car stolen on Main Street in Hartford around 4 p.m.
Davon Mills, 24, who is suspected of taking the car with Luis Jr. inside, is in custody, police said. He was found behind Union Station.
Sources said that he and his friend stole the Cadillac to take it to the XL Center, where there was a Jingle Jam hiphop and R&B concert going on Thursday night.
A source told NBC Connecticut that a second suspect, believed to be Mills' friend, was taken to a local hospital because he had drugs in his system.
According to police, Luis' father left his car running while he ran into the Stowe Village Mini Mart at 2766 Main Street and left the 2-year-old in the car. Someone jumped into the car and stole it with the child in the back.
Police found Trinidad's 4-door orange 2003 Cadillac CTS with CT license plate 186 YGW shortly before 6 p.m. at 440 Asylum Street, near Bushnell Park, but the boy was not inside.
Sources said he drove the stolen car from Hartford to Bristol and left the child with a friend.
DPolice questioned Mills for about four hours at the police station.
Mills has a criminal history and Hartford police said he's been charged with several misdemeanors over the years.
Mills' family members said he is the father of four and just recently had a baby.
A family member said that a woman in Bristol also heard about the Amber Alert and brought the child to the Bristol Police Department.
"A witness saw the Amber Alert and knew the location of the child and we believe the person contacted the Bristol Police Department," Lt. Brian Foley, of the Hartford Police Department, said.
The boy's parents were taken to the Bristol Police Department to be reunited with their son.