A child who was the subject of an AMBER Alert has been found safe, according to Middletown police, and two suspects are in custody.
Police issued an AMBER Alert for 4-year-old Armel Muhammed, who is from Middletown, after he was reported missing Tuesday afternoon. Just before 9 p.m., the child was found safe in Wethersfield.
His mother reported that the boy is autistic and there were concerns for his health. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to police.
Middletown police said an uncle who lives in New Britain was watching the child and left Muhammed in the care of a family friend, identified as 39-year-old Stephanie Michelle Fonda, when he left for work Monday night. According to police, Fonda took the child and the relative's car, a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, without permission. Investigators believe 38-year-old David Fonda, her husband, was also involved.
Police found the child, both suspects and the car at the 5th Avenue Motel in Wethersfield.
Both Stephanie and David Fonda are in police custody and charges are expected out of New Britain, Middletown police said.
The AMBER Alert has been cancelled.