Amber alert cancelled for 4-year-old in Cortland


CORTLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Cortland, New York say after searching for a 4-year-old boy who was abducted Friday, they located him.

Police say Liam Brandon Barr-Whitfield is a 4-year-old white child with brown hair and brown eyes. The child is about three feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds. He was last seen wearing camouflage pants, a grey t-shirt, black and green sneakers and a navy blue rain jacket with a hood.

The boys father who does not have custody is suspected to have taken him. Police say 57-year-old Shane Whitfield is a white man with a shaved, blonde head and blue eyes. He’s about six feet tall and weighs about 215 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and gray jeans.

Whitfield is driving a gray 2015 Nissan Frontier pickup truck. He was last seen driving the truck on Lincoln Avenue, potentially heading to Florida.

Police say Whitfield has a lengthy history of violence. Police thanked the public for their help.

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