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Amber Alert canceled: Woman, 1-year-old taken at gunpoint found safe; suspect on the loose

DENVER — A woman and her 1-year-old child have been found safe Friday, one day after an Amber Alert was issued when the two were taken at gunpoint in Commerce City, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said.

Samantha Adams, 26, and her 1-year-old son Zahid Adams were found Friday afternoon in the Denver area.

They were taken at gunpoint by the woman’s ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez. The sheriff’s office said he ran from the scene and has not been found.

The abduction happened about 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the 7400 block of Dexter Street.

Adams and her son were forced into a gray Honda Sedan by Venzor-Gonzalez , the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said.

The vehicle was found abandoned about 4 p.m. Thursday in the 1700 block of Cypress Street in Pueblo, according to the sheriff’s office.

Venzor-Gonzalez is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-6 and 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, the sheriff’s office said.

He is considered to be armed and dangerous, and has a criminal record in Colorado.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and brown work boots with a blue-green backpack. Venzor-Gonzalez was captured by an RTD surveillance camera moments before fleeing the scene.

Anyone who sees Venzor-Gonzalez is asked to call 911 or 720-322-1313.