Amber Alert canceled for 10-month-old girl, father charged

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CHARLOTTE - An Amber Alert issued for 10-month-old Tamiyah Elssy Bryant has been canceled. The Durham Police Department says the child was found unharmed in Emporia, Virginia.

On Saturday the department issued an alert for the child, saying she was with Rodney Francis Bryant. Police said Bryant was driving a white 2002 Suzuki Vitara with a Washington license plate.

According to ABC affiliate WTVD, Bryant has been charged with assault on a woman and communicating threats. Investigators say the incident started Saturday morning at IHOP in Garner. Police said Bryant took his girlfriend to work at IHOP. According to police he forcefully held her in the car when she tried to get out, then forced her out on Interstate 40 in Durham.

A customer at a McDonalds saw Bryant’s Suzuki in the parking lot Sunday morning and called 911. 

Authorities are transporting Tamiyah’s mother to Emporia to be reunited with her daughter and recover the vehicle.

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