LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A 2-year-old girl from San Jose who authorities say was abducted by her father Sunday night– prompting an Amber Alert — was found safe Monday morning.
A San Jose Police Department spokesman confirmed Monday morning that 24-year-old Victor Magana and his daughter, Bethanie Carraza, were located at a gas station in San Luis Obispo County sometime before 11 a.m.READ MORE: Long Beach Chief Of Police, Robert Luna, Announces Candidacy In Election Race For Sheriff Of Los Angeles County
Authorities say Magana abducted her daughter Sunday night and he was believed to be armed and dangerous. He was recognized at a gas station and citizens detained him before authorities arrived on scene and took him into custody, police said.READ MORE: Mobley Leads No. 20 USC To 93-73 Victory Over Utah
At one point, freeway signs across Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern and Santa Barbara counties were lit up with a description of the vehicle Magana and Bethanie Carraza were last seen driving.MORE NEWS: Anaheim Ducks Hold Off Vegas Golden Knights For Wild 6-5 Win
The Amber Alert was also issued in the northern and central California counties of Alameda, Fresno, Kings, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Stanislaus.