Police: Boy, 2, found safe after alleged abduction by father, Amber Alert

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

An Amber Alert issued Monday morning, after a man allegedly drove off with his two-year-old son in the Lansing area, has been canceled and the boy is safe, police said. 

Phoenix Washington Jr., 2, was allegedly taken by 26-year-old Phoenix Washington at about 8 a.m., according to an Amber Alert issued to cell phones. The ordeal lasted less than four hours.

The suspect broke into the boy's home and abducted him, saying he would harm himself or the boy, according to the Amber Alert.

Phoenix Washington, Jr. (left) and Phoenix Washington.

Washington was driving a black 2011 Mazda with a Michigan license plate of EFM6569.

Ingham County Police dispatch confirmed the relationship between the boy and the man.