(WXYZ) - An Amber Alert that was issued for a 2-year-old boy has been canceled after the toddler was found safe.
According to family members, little Jarren Jackson was found alone outside near Whittaker Road.
The child was reportedly abducted after the mother's vehicle broke down on Whittaker Road about 1 a.m. Saturday morning. The child's mother told police a man stopped and offered to assist her. She said she declined the offer, but the man opened a rear door, took her son from his car seat and fled in an older model red pickup truck.
The toddler was in the car with his two siblings at the time it happened.
“She was in shock, like, did this just happen,” said the boy’s grandfather Eddie Byrd of Jarren’s mother.
The suspect was last seen driving northbound on Whittaker Road from Willis in Augusta Township.
Family members and police had been canvassing the area all morning. The boy's mother, father, and two other relatives reportedly found the child approximately two miles from the reported abduction. He was very cold and left outside.
Jarren was taken to the University of Michigan, C.S. Motts Children’s hospital for observation. It appeared child had not been physically harmed. It is not clear how long the child had been outside.
Michigan State Police are investigating and continue the search for a suspect. They are requesting information from anyone who may have seen any vehicles stopped on Whittaker, south of I-94 during the early morning hours. Call MSP at 517-241-8000.
A very limited description was given of a suspect, but he was described as a white man about 5 feet 10 inches tall - unknown age and clothing at this time. The older model red pickup also had black lines on the back and may have been rusted.
The Byrd told 7 Action News "It felt like heaven" to have little Jarren back and says he is so grateful for the Amber Alert system.
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