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Amber alert issued for 2-year-old abducted in Merced County

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 15:11:51-04

The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert Saturday morning for a toddler believed to have been taken by his father.

John Weir, 2, was last seen with his father, Steven Weir, 32, in Merced on Friday night. The toddler was reportedly wearing a blue T-shirt and tan shorts.

The alert says Steven Weir drives a red 2005 Hyundai Elantra with the license plate 5SKT544. He is described as 5-foot-10, 300 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. CHP says he was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt and cargo shorts.

According to authorities, Steven Weir is believed to be "armed and dangerous."

Officials say the toddler has blond hair and blue eyes.

CHP is urging anyone with information to call 911.