Amber Alert for Jackson 2-year-old canceled

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has canceled the Amber Alert issued earlier Friday.

The child is safe and was recovered in Panola County.

Jackson police say they believed the child had been abducted by family members.

Investigators say that the child's uncle and other family members broke down the door of the home at the Cypress Point Apartments in Jackson Thursday night.

Police say the family choked the child's mother and held she and her boyfriend at gunpoint while they kidnapped the toddler.

The child was missing for nearly 12 hours.

The investigation into the child's disappearance is still underway.

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