UPDATE: Markham girl, subject of Amber Alert, found safe

Father taken into custody

York Regional Police say 5-year-old Jannah Jaffri has been found safe.

An Amber Alert was issued after she was picked up after school by her father, allegedly without permission. They left Armadale Public School in Markham by taxi.

They were located at a nearby strip mall around 6pm when a shopkeeper recognized the father and daughter from the Amber Alert

The father was taken into custody without incident. He told CP24 later that the Amber Alert “was a mistake”. He said it was blown out of proportion; that he has been picking up his daughter up from school on a regular basis.

York Regional Police are expected give an update this morning.