LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 2-year-old girl who had been the subject of an Amber Alert has been located and her parents were taken into custody without incident.
The alert for Lanees Issa was issued after police allege the toddler was taken at gunpoint by her biological father.READ MORE: Día De Los Muertos Celebrations and Others Return To LA
The alert identified the child’s noncustodial father as 27-year-old Louai Nayel Issa, a Jordanian national.
He, along with the child’s mother, were taken into custody late Wednesday without incident, police said.
Lt. Bob Long of the LAPD said the abduction had occurred around 2 p.m. during a supervised visit at a Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services facility.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
“At the end of that meeting, he displayed a handgun and took the child by force from the DCFS worker that had custody of the child,” the lieutenant said.
Lt. Long said Issa had been assisted by another man, who had arrived in a silver Honda CRV. It was unclear if that man had also been apprehended.
The lietenant said the child had been taken away from Issa and her mother by DCFS “due to neglect issues at a prior time.”MORE NEWS: USC Places Sigma Nu Fraternity On Interim Suspension After Reports Of 'Possible Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assaults,' Students Protest In Support Of Victims
No further information was immediately available.