Father surrenders son to police after Christmas Eve kidnapping

Police said there were concerns for the child’s well-being, however, they do not believe the child is in danger of serious injury or death and therefore an Amber alert was not issued.

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An Albertan and his three-year-old son surrendered to police after an alleged kidnapping on Christmas Eve.

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On Monday, the Alberta RCMP turned to the public for assistance in locating a father who they say abducted his three-year-old son on Christmas Eve and did not return him to his mother.

In a press release on Monday, police said RCMP officers from Wetaskiwin and Camrose were dispatched around 3 p.m. Friday after a father allegedly violated a custody order and abducted his son.

Police said a court order issued on December 23 ordered the father to return his son to his mother by 3 p.m. on December 24, but the child was not returned.

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Malin Anthony Nyhus, 35.

At 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Nyhus surrendered unharmed with his son to police at Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment, police said in a press release Monday evening. The son will be reunited with his mother, police said.

Police said Nyhus would be held for an interim release hearing.

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