Endangered 2-week-old boy taken by father has been found; Amber Alert canceled

An Amber Alert for 2-week-old Clifford Phillips was canceled a few hours later after the infant and his mother went to a Unified Police sub-station in Kearns, where the baby's condition was being evaluated by medical personnel Friday night, Dec. 8, 2017. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 8, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — An Amber Alert was issued for a 2-week-old infant last seen Friday afternoon with his father, Albert Phillips.

At about 7:30 p.m. Friday, Salt Lake City Police confirmed that the child has been located and is safe.

Police are still trying to find Albert Phillips.

The baby and his mother turned up at a Unified Police sub-station in Kearns, where the child was examined by medical personnel.

Utah Department of Child and Family Services had a warrant to take custody of the baby, Clifford Phillips, for the baby’s safety, a news release from Salt Lake City Police Department stated.

When UDCFS attempted to take the baby, Albert Phillips, 52, fled with the child in a red 1999 Dodge 1500 quad cab pickup truck.

Albert Phillips. Photo: SLCPD

At some point, Phillips abandoned the red Dodge pickup, which has been found by police.

Phillips was last seen driving a white Ford F-250 with Utah license plate W72 3CU.

Police are asking anyone who has seen Phillips to call 911.


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