By Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a 2-year-old girl whose father took her at gunpoint from a county social worker during a supervised visit has been found safe and the father is in custody.

An Amber alert had been issued for Lamees Issa after she was taken at about 2 p.m. Wednesday. She was found about eight hours later.

Lt. Bob Long says the girl’s father, 27-year-old Jordanian national Louai Issa (loo-AYE ee-suh), was in the parking lot at the end of the visit when he showed the gun, took the girl and got into an SUV driven by another man.

Police say both the mother and father had to have supervised visits with the girl because of drug abuse. They were also searching for the girl’s mother, and it wasn’t yet clear whether they had found her.


This story has been corrected to show the correct name of the child. It is Lamees, not Lanees.

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