Child found safe in Columbus abduction

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A child who was abducted in Columbus has been found safe and returned to his family.

Andrian Johnson, 4, was taken at about 12 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Ohio Attorney General's office.

Investigators have accused 29-year-old Anton D. Jones took the boy. Officials said Jones showed a weapon during the incident. Police said the man is the boyfriend of the child's mother.

Officials said the boy was recovered safely at about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said an Amber Alert issued for the boy was canceled after he was returned to his family.

The child was not believed to be harmed but was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Police have not released details of how the child was returned.

There were conflicting reports on the status of the man who police accused of taking the boy. AmberAlert.com reported that Jones was in custody while the Associated Press reported that police were still searching for Jones.

The Highway Patrol told the Associated Press Jones is believed to be driving a four-door 2000 Cadillac DeVille with Ohio license FDL7217.

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*WCPO.com earlier reported that the suspect was in custody. We are working to confirm the status of the suspect.

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