Massachusetts police found a boy whose father hadn't returned him home in Salem after a visit Tuesday evening.
Massachusetts State Police said the boy was found "safe and sound" about an hour after they issued a notice requesting the public's help finding him Wednesday.
Anthony Lonano Sr., 40, was supposed to bring the boy back to Salem by 7 p.m., according to police Police. Lonano Sr. has shared custody of the child.
The pair were located by police in Woburn, who pulled their vehicle over on Main Street at Kirby Street. Lonano Sr. was taken into custody, police said.
State police and Salem police had asked anyone who'd seen either of them or a 2020 Toyota Camry (see representative image above) to call 911.
In fact, it was the Woburn police chief and a captain who saw the car while on the way to a meeting, Chief Robert Rufo Jr. said. They'd heard the warning to be on the lookout for the car and stopped it.
They talked to the father and child, contacted Salem police and ultimately sent both to the hospital, where the child's mother joined them, according to Rufo.
No one was injured and the child was in a good state of mind, he said. The father was cooperative but somewhat confused and was being evaluated at the hospital.
An Amber Alert was not issued, state police said, though the incident was being reviewed to see if it met the criteria for it.