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Amber Alert ends in Apopka after missing 2-week-old found

Joshua Quinteron, 17, taken into custody in Central Florida

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – An Amber Alert out of South Florida was canceled Monday night after a 2-week-old boy was found in Apopka, according to police.

The Coconut Creek Police Department said Joshua Quinteron was taken by his father, 17-year-old Jonathan Garcia, during a domestic dispute.

According to police, witnesses said Garcia was seen hitting and shaking the infant as he ran away.

Police said Garcia took an Uber with the child to Oakland Park. It is not immediately known how Garcia and the child traveled to Apopka.

Nearly two hours after issuing the Amber Alert, Coconut Creek police said Garcia was taken into custody in Apopka. Garcia, who was taken to the Orange County juvenile detention facility, faces charges of kidnapping, child endangerment, domestic battery and simple battery.

Police tweeted that the baby was “preliminarily okay” but would be “checked out at a hospital.”

The child was taken to Advent Health in Apopka, and was later taken home and reunited with his mother and family, police said.

No other details have been released.

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