Amber Alert canceled, Tucson boy found unharmed

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Jonas Mejia. (Source: ADOT) Jonas Mejia. (Source: ADOT)
This is a stock photo of what a 2008 Ford Focus looks like. (Source: Tucson Police Department) This is a stock photo of what a 2008 Ford Focus looks like. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

An Amber Alert was canceled about an hour after it was issued early Tuesday morning after Tucson police officers found the carjacked car and the missing boy.

Three-year-old Jonas Mejia was not hurt.

The suspect is still on the loose.

The Amber Alert was issued just after midnight.

According to law enforcement, a suspect abducted Jonas' mother from a business and forced her into a car with Jonas inside and then the suspect drove away. The suspect then reportedly slowed down because the engine caught fire. The woman jumped out of her car and left 3-year-old Jonas in the car. The suspect then drove off with the boy still inside and headed west from the intersection of Grant Road and Mountain Avenue.

Investigators said the suspect told the woman while kidnapping her that he knew her son was in the car and if she didn't cooperate, he would hurt her son.

The suspect sexually assaulted the woman prior to forcing her into the car, detectives said.

At around 1:10 a.m., officers found the car and the boy about three miles away at 4400 E. Walter St.

The suspect is described as being 6' tall, in his 40s, has a wide and strong-looking build, was last seen wearing all black, was possibly armed with brass knuckles and smelled like beer. He also has pockmarks on his face.

The suspect is considered dangerous and the public should not try to apprehend him. If you see him, the boy or the car, you're asked to call 911.

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