WESTMINSTER, Colo. — An Amber Alert for 10-year-old Austin Rasnic of Westminster was canceled late Monday night after the boy was found safe and unharmed, the Westminster Police Department said. His mother and a man she was with were in police custody.
“Austin Ransic was located safe and unharmed with the help from a tip we received after the Amber Alert was issued. He was found around 9:30 p.m. this evening at a residence in Wheat Ridge. He is being reunited with his family,” a statement from Westminster police investigator Kate Kazell said.
Police said the boy was kidnapped while on his way from school with a relative Monday afternoon. Police said the boy was abducted about 3:25 p.m.
He was last seen near West 80th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard when the car he was riding in was stopped.
“A car pulled up behind them and an older white male wearing a tan suit approached the driver of Austin’s car. The male flashed some type of badge or ID and told the relative that they would be arrested if they did not give up Austin. Austin’s mother, Tiffany Rasnic, then approached the passenger side and forcibly removed Austin from the car,” Westminster police said in a news release.
The mother, Tiffany Rasnic, will face charges for abducting her son, the District Attorney’s office announced on Friday. She was reportedly accused of two felonies, second-degree kidnapping and violation of custody. As well as a misdemeanor for violating a protection order.
Her court hearing is set for Dec. 9.