THE DALLES, Ore. -- Police canceled an Amber Alert Wednesday morning after a 5-year-old boy from The Dalles was found safe, and the suspect in his abduction was taken into custody, police said.
The child was reportedly taken from his home just before 6 a.m. Wednesday by 36-year-old Brian Lester Depriest of The Dalles, according to The Dalles Police Capt. Ed Goodman.
Depriest entered the home and attacked the boy's mother and father with a hammer before kidnapping the boy and leaving the scene in a stolen car, Goodman said.
The assault victims were taken by ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center. Their injuries were serious, but not considered life-threatening.
Depriest and the child were found at around 9 a.m. in Dufur, Oregon, which is just south of The Dalles on Hwy 197, according to the Wasco County Sheriff's Office.
The suspect is a former boyfriend of the boy's mother, and a restraining order was in effect against him.