According to Los Angeles police, John Jose took his son Jaden from a home in Arleta's 9500 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. Thursday without consent from the boy's biological mother.
John Jose allegedly threatened to take the boy out of state. "John also threatened to kill himself," the LAPD said in a statement.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert shortly before 11:30 p.m.
The child was found unharmed about 1:15 a.m. in Chula Vista with his father and other family members, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said, adding that information from a relative led authorities to the location.
John Jose was neither detained nor arrested.
Shortly after 3 a.m., the LAPD announced that Jaden had been reunited with his mother.
Great News — Jaden has been safely located and the #AmberAlert has been cancelled. We cannot thank the public enough for helping us spread the message and outpouring of support https://t.co/Z8YzlPnZQz— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) August 10, 2018