PEORIA, Ariz. - An Amber Alert for a 2-year-old girl abducted from Peoria Monday morning has been canceled after the girl was found safe.
According to Peoria Police, Khaleesi Morales was taken by 32-year-old Luis Jesus Morales from a residence near Lake Pleasant and Beardsley roads around 6 a.m.
Luis is the defendant on an Order or Protection not to have contact with the child or the child's mother. According to officials, Luis was arrested and booked into jail by Peoria police Sunday night after violating that Order of Protection, but was released at 5:14 a.m. on Monday.
Police said Luis went to the child's Peoria home Monday morning, opened a window, broke the screen out, stepped on his juvenile son's hand and assaulted the mother before taking Khaleesi.
He reportedly stole the mother's vehicle and headed southbound on Lake Pleasant Road. Police say there were several box knives in the stolen vehicle.
An Amber Alert was issued around 8 a.m. Monday for Khaleesi.
Police said around 1 p.m. the child was located safely in Peoria and the suspect was taken into custody.