SUNNYVALE, Calif. - A man suspected of abducting his infant son from the Bay Area city of Sunnyvale -- prompting a statewide Amber Alert -- has been arrested by authorities in Mexico.
According to the Sunnyvale authorities, U.S. Border Patrol officials said 22-year-old Mesut Guler was stopped at a checkpoint in Mexico and questioned by Mexican authorities. Mexican authorities contacted Border Patrol agents, who discovered the warrant for Guler's arrest.
Guler's two-week-old son Henry Guler-Romero was unharmed and is in the custody of authorities.
On Tuesday at about 4:15 p.m., authorities issued the statewide Amber Alert for the infant after he was abducted in the Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area.
Guler was last seen driving a tan 2004 GMC Envoy with the license plate 6HIL892. The vehicle also has a large American eagle on the rear window.
Sunnyvale police said the Guler became upset with the mother, and told her that he was leaving the state with the child. According to authorities, Guler has made previous threats to harm himself and the baby.
Guler's cellphone was "pinged" on Interstate 805 between Balboa Avenue and state Route 163 at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Authorities said there were two unconfirmed sightings of the wanted vehicle in San Diego -- the first was between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. in Hillcrest Tuesday, and the second at 3:37 a.m. in National City at Hoover and Mile of Cars. The first vehicle spotted in Hillcrest reportedly had an American eagle on the window.
U. S. Border Patrol is coordinating with Mexican authorities on the transfer of Guler and his son to U.S. authorities.