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Amber Alert canceled after baby, father found

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Posted at 10:20 PM, Jul 14, 2021

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — An Amber Alert, which has since been canceled, was issued Wednesday evening after the Westminster Police Department reported a man had taken his daughter and allegedly threatened to kill her and himself in a car crash.

The alert was canceled shortly after midnight, when both the father and baby were found by Wyoming Highway Patrol. They are both safe, according to police.

Westminster police say they’re looking for Alexander Damian Martinez, 28, and his 1-year-old daughter.

Alexander Martinez is described as a 5-foot-11-inch, 200 pound, Hispanic man who is bald with a goatee and brown eyes. He has the initials “LS” tattooed on the top of his head and another tattoo that says "BROWN PRIDE" on his upper chest. He was last seen wearing black shorts and no shirt.

The 1-year-old is described as 2 feet tall and 30 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a yellow and pink pajama one-piece.

Alexander Martinez’ vehicle is described as a 2011 tan Toyota Camry with Colorado license plate BBCS47, and it was last seen near the intersection of 92nd Avenue and Federal Boulevard.

Police responded to a call at the Park Place apartments at 9181 Federal Boulevard at 6:15 p.m. for a report of a domestic violence disturbance. When officers arrived, the female victim told them her husband assaulted her and took their daughter.

An independent witness told police that Alexander Martinez said he was going to crash the car and kill himself and the child before he took off.

Police believed the baby is in danger and ask anyone who sees her, Alexander Martinez or the Toyota Camry to call 911. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should call Westminster dispatch at (303) 658-4360.

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected after Westminster Police Department confirmed the suspect's name as Alexander Damian Martinez. Once the father and baby were found, the baby's name was removed from this article.