ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An AMBER ALERT that was in place in New Jersey and New York has been canceled after the child was found safe in Brooklyn on Friday night.
Authorities said 2-year-old Adrian Tonge was taken by his non-custodial father, Brett M. Tonge, on Friday from 776 Westfield Ave., in Elizabeth, N.J. An AMBER ALERT was issued around 4:15 p.m. and canceled around 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
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New York State Police earlier said Tonge has a history of violence and drug use and has threatened to harm the child.
Elizabeth police told 1010 WINS the child was dropped at the Brooklyn home of the child’s grandmother. Authorities, however, said the boy’s father is still at large and may be traveling on foot.
Brett Tonge was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans, and black boots.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911.