Amber Alert discontinued after 10-year-old boy found safe; mother’s ex-girlfriend in custody

HOUSTON – Less than an hour after Houston police tweeted about a missing 10-year-old boy they believed was taken by his mother’s ex-girlfriend, police found the boy safe.

A regional Amber Alert was issued for Joshua Marin Houston police said at 1:28 p.m. Monday. Police believed Joshua had been taken by his mother’s ex-girlfriend, 30-year-old Nicole Harrison. The pair were last seen Sunday at the Knight’s Inn at 12500 North Freeway in Houston, officials say.

By 2:12 p.m., Houston police tweeted that Joshua was found.

“Through investigative means, he and suspect Nicole Harrison were located at an inn on the city’s west side,” police wrote. “Joshua is okay.”

Harrison was taken into custody and will likely face kidnapping charges, police wrote.