A child who was the subject of an AMBER Alert has been found safe, according to Middletown police, and two suspects are in custody.
Police issued an AMBER Alert for 4-year-old Armel Muhammed, who is from Middletown, after he was reported missing Tuesday afternoon. Just before 9 p.m., the child was found safe in Wethersfield.
His mother reported that the boy is autistic and there were concerns for his health. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to police.
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Middletown police said an uncle who lives in New Britain was watching the child and left Muhammed in the care of a family friend, identified as 39-year-old Stephanie Michelle Fonda, when he left for work Monday night. According to police, Fonda took the child and the relative's car, a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, without permission. Investigators believe 38-year-old David Fonda, her husband, was also involved.
Police found the child, both suspects and the car at the 5th Avenue Motel in Wethersfield.
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Both Stephanie and David Fonda are in police custody and charges are expected out of New Britain, Middletown police said.
The AMBER Alert has been cancelled.