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Infant unharmed, dad charged when dispute sparks Amber Alert

March 19, 2021 GMT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who took his year-old daughter from her mother’s Pittsburgh home during an argument that sparked an Amber Alert is now facing several charges, authorities said.

Giante Lee Thomas Jr., 20, went to the women’s home around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, and the woman said he pointed a gun at her during the subsequent dispute. She also said he threatened her life before he left the home with the infant, authorities said.

State police and other law enforcement officers spotted Thomas’ vehicle outside a city home about six hours later and found the child there unharmed, authorities said. Thomas and two other people in the home were taken in to custody.


Thomas faces numerous counts, including child endangerment, burglary, robbery and making terroristic threats. He ordered held without bail on Friday and it wasn’t known if he’s retained an attorney.