5-year-old boy missing from Commerce City found safe, suspect in custody

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — An Amber Alert was canceled Friday night after a 5-year-old boy who was missing from Commerce City was found safe. Police said the suspect was in custody.

Commerce City police said the boy was unharmed and was to be reunited with his mother Friday night.

The child was found and the suspect was taken into custody in Sedgwick County on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. Police said the boy was located as a result of the public’s help after the Amber Alert was issued.

Commerce City police said the child was at the gas station and car wash at 7710 Brighton Boulevard at about 4:20 p.m. Police also said the father, 27-year-old Nicholas Ptak, was seen taking pictures and eventually coaxed the child into the vehicle. The vehicle, a Chevy trailblazer with South Dakota plates then left at a high rate of speed.

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