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Girl, 5, found safe after alleged abduction by father from Markham school
An Amber Alert has been cancelled after York police say a five-year-old girl, who was allegedly abducted by her father in Markham, has been found safe

The 25-year-old father was arrested and later released on Tuesday night, York Regional Police told 680 NEWS.

"We are very grateful to our community and members of the media, whose assistance following the Amber Alert resulted in (the girl) being located safe and sound, Chief Eric Jolliffe said in a news release issued Tuesday evening. The efforts of our members and from all our partners, including neighbouring police agencies, brought this to a successful conclusion and they have my thanks.

Police did not indicate whether charges have been laid. They said the investigation is ongoing and did not rule out charges in the future.

Video surveillance footage obtained by CP24 on Tuesday evening shows the father and daughter enter a Markham business before heavily-armed officers follow. Police were able to safely recover the young girl and arrest the man, bringing the Amber Alert to an end.

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The Amber Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon after the father allegedly picked up his daughter from her Armadale Public School classroom, police say. They left in a mini-van cab, before switching to a second vehicle.

Police later said the taxi took the pair to the area of New Delhi Drive, three kilometres east of the school, where they got out and investigators believe they got into another vehicle.

UPDATE: Markham girl, Jannah Jaffri, 5, found safe after AMBER Alert

It’s believed the father was not to have contact with the little girl, but the school was not aware of the restriction.

At around 6 p.m., the Amber Alert, which was issued an hour prior, was cancelled as officials said the young girl was found safe and her father had been taken into police custody.

“At the point that the father had signed her out, there was no information that the school was aware of that he was not to have access to her,” said Const. Laura Nicolle. “So it appears as though he came and picked up the child, from the schools standpoint, legitimately and then we started to see some of these concerns and at that point police got involved.”

Police responded to Armadale Public School, located at 11 Coppard Ave., Markham, after school staff called to report the girl was abducted from her classroom by her father. The father, Soloman Jaffri, 25, is not supposed to have access to the child.

Police were alerted by school staff around 3 p.m. after they realized he was not supposed to have access to his daughter. Const. Laura Nicolle said the father was reportedly still on a list to be able to pick up his daughter.

The alert wasissued in Ontario as York Regional Police was seeking public assistance to locate Jannah, who was reportedly taken from her school by her father.

Nicolle says a concerned citizen who was working at a business on Fairburn Drive who had been following the story, saw the photos of the individuals and believed he saw them.

Jannah Jaffri, 5, who was the subject of an AMBER Alert after she was reportedly abducted by her father, has been found and is safe.

He contacted police right away and officers rushed to the scene where the father and daughter were found.

Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police immediately at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7008.

“We have to right now look at what exactly happened and determine if an offence has even taken place,” says Nicolle. “If this was a case a parent believing they were legitimate in picking up the child – we have to investigate that further and figure out exactly what we’re working with.”

A five-year old girl who was allegedly abducted by her father in Markham is safe and sound. An Amber Alert was called, after the man took the child from her school. York Regional Police Constable Laura Nicolle says an eagle-eyed citizen spotted them and called police. @680NEWS pic.twitter.com/LoCGf8tojq

Jannah Jaffri is described as four feet tall, with light brown, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink sweater, white tank top, grey leggings, a navy blue coat and a sparkly white unicorn backpack. She was last seen at Armadale Public School in Markham.

Beck Taxi confirmed it was one of their cabs that was used by the father Tuesday afternoon. They were able to identify the vehicle police were looking for and connect the driver with investigators.

York Regional Police have issued a province-wide amber alert in hopes of locating a missing five-year-old girl.

Why was Amber Alert delayed for 5-year-old allegedly abducted by father from Markham school?

We are so relieved that the child has been found safe. Many were asking for a response from Beck. Here it is: pic.twitter.com/4Qr2jFmh76

A province-wide amber alert has been cancelled, as five-year-old Jannah Jaffri has been located and is safe.

Five-year-old child found safe, father arrested after alleged abduction from Markham classroom

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The girl is described as a having brown skin, light brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes wearing a pink sweater, white tank top, grey leggings, navy blue coat and carrying a sparkly white unicorn backpack.

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Jaffri, 25, is described as having brown skin, average build, standing at 6.1′ with short brown hair and a tattoo on his right arm that says “Jannah”.

Police in York Region say they have located a five-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her father Tuesday afternoon, prompting an Amber Alert.

Police were called to Armadale Public School in Markham, where teachers say the girl was taken from her classroom by her father, Soloman Jaffri, around 3 p.m. today.

York Regional Police say a 25-year-old man took his daughter from her classroom at Armadale Public School in Markham, Ont. at approximately 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Markham is approximately 30 kilometres from downtown Toronto.

York Regional police are looking for a 5-year-old girl who they believe was allegedly abducted by her father north of Toronto.

The father was not supposed to have access to the girl, but the school did not appear to be aware of that, police said. 

The credibility of the crucial Amber Alert system is compromised. When I see an alert, how do i know it’s relevant? I SHOULD NOT EVEN HAVE TO ASK THAT QUESTION! This article would have been more useful if it stated WHO to call. No, I did not and will never call 911 with a complaint. But I expect CityNews and the Police to direct the public where to call if they are going to the bother of issuing this statement.

Amber Alert cancelled after young girl allegedly abducted by father from Markham school found safe

Police say the father and daughter were found after someone recognized them from photos included with the Amber Alert.

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Amber Alert issued by York Regional Police

The Amber Alert was cancelled and the man has been arrested, police say. It's unknown what charges he might face.

The Amber Alert was cancelled around 6 p.m. but several residents report that they are still receiving the alerts several hours later on their cellphones or televisions. Police say they have been inundated with calls to the 9-1-1 emergency line by people complaining about the alert.

On Tuesday evening, police tweeted they were aware that many across Ontario were continuing to receive Amber Alert messages on television screens and that provincial police were working to have them cancelled.

"911 is for emergencies only," Toronto police spokesperson Katrina Arrogante tweeted. "Please keep our phone lines open by not calling 911 due to the alerts you may still be receiving."