A 49-year-old man is under arrest after six children reported missing in Calgary were found by police east of Toronto on Wednesday.
Durham Regional Police said an officer located a green SUV with an Alberta licence plate in a parking lot in Bowmanville, Ont., around 4:50 p.m. near the area of Waverly Road and Baseline Road.
Upon further investigation, authorities said the vehicle was linked to an alleged parental abduction in Calgary and the man was wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant.
Police said six children were found inside the SUV ranging from 18 months to 11 years of age.
The man was arrested without incident and appeared in court Thursday, where he was remanded into custody. Arrangements are also being made to have him returned to Calgary.
The Calgary Police Service said a woman who believed her common law partner had left the province with her six children notified authorities on Monday.
An Amber Alert was not issued as the children were not believed to be in any danger, police said.
Police said the children, who were found in good health, are currently under the care of the Durham Children’s Aid Society.
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The Calgary Police Service’s Domestic Conflict Unit is also helping to coordinate their return to Calgary.
The man’s name has not been released to protect the children’s identity.