Amber Alert for Aylin Hernandez, 6, canceled; father in custody in Pennsylvania

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Friday, February 24, 2017
Amber Alert canceled after 6-year-old girl's father is in custody
Marcus Solis has the latest on the Amber Alert.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- An Amber Alert issued out of Connecticut for a 6-year-old girl and her father has been canceled after both were taken into custody.

Pennsylvania State Police said Aylin Sofia Hernandez and Oscar Hernandez were found on I-99 in State College.

Connecticut State Police issued the Amber Alert for Aylin Sofia Hernandez, who was not at the scene of a double stabbing in Bridgeport. Oscar Hernandez is a suspect in the case.

Police responded to a home around 3 a.m. in Bridgeport where they found two people stabbed, according to the Bridgeport Police Department.

Bridgeport Police Chief Armando said that Aylin's mother died and another woman was injured in the attack, which occurred when the two came home and an argument ensued. Aylin's mother lived in the house with the suspect and their daughter.

Perez called it a domestic violence attack, "the ugly side of domestic violence, alcohol and drugs." One of the victims was stabbed 14 times, he said.

There had been no previous calls to the home, but Hernandez had a restraining order in place as a result of an assault on another woman, said Perez.

Hernandez fled the Greenwood Street home following the stabbing, police said. He was last seen traveling on Jennings Street in the Bronx, but police said they don't think he is still there. He is described as Hispanic, age 39, 5 feet and 165 pounds with brown hair.

"We believe (Aylin) is with him at this time,"said Perez. "This is horrible. The scene there is horrendous. Horrendous."

He is in a gray sedan Hyundai Sonata, state police said, with Connecticut plate AG91925.

An Amber Alert issued around 7 a.m. by New York state citing the street in the Bronx.. Just after 4:30 a.m., an Amber Alert was issued by Connecticut State Police.

Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the Bridgeport police at (866)N Y S-AMBER or dial 911.