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Amber Alert canceled: Boy, 5, safely returned after father takes him from family home in southwest Missouri

Chad Emmerson assaulted the boy's mother and told her she would never see him again, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol
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AVA, Mo. — An Amber Alert that went out Friday afternoon, after a boy was taken from his family home in southwest Missouri, was canceled, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. The boy was returned safely to law enforcement.

The Amber Alert had been issued after a 5-year-old boy was abducted from his home in Douglas County, Missouri, Friday afternoon.

According to MSHP, 53-year-old Chad Emmerson took his son from the family home in Ava, Missouri, after physically assaulting the boy’s mother and firing a gun inside the home.

Emmerson told the boy’s mother she would never see him again.