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AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Missing child found, in DHS custody

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MANNING, JOHNNY

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. -After hours of searching for a man and his 3-year-old son, authorities say the child has been found safe and is now in DHS custody.

Officials canceled the Amber Alert shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

3-year-old Kegan Manning in front of older brother.

3-year-old Kegan Manning in front of older brother..

Late Tuesday evening, authorities began searching for 24-year-old John Manning, who  allegedly took his 3-year-old son, Kegan, from the boy’s mother without permission.

Police said John and a group of others tracked down the boy’s mother and got into a fight about the child’s custody.

Manning allegedly made the mother sign and videotape statements about Kegan.

So far, there has been no confirmation about Manning’s whereabouts.