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New Jersey Amber Alert: Zander Abad abducted in Paterson

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A New Jersey Amber Alert has been issued for 2-year-old Zander Abad after he was allegedly abducted by a 33-year-old man in Paterson, local officials say. They were last seen in New York City and anyone with information is urged to call 911.

The incident happened just after midnight on Friday but specific details about what happened were not immediately released. An amber alert was sent to residents across New Jersey at 1:35 a.m.

The suspect has been identified as Junior Nunez, who is described as a 33-year-old black male. He’s believed to have taken the child in a black 2012 Acura MDX with New Jersey license plate Y78SYU.

Gerard DeMarco, a local journalist, said Nunez also abducted his ex-girlfriend, who is the child’s mother, though officials have yet to confirm that. DeMarco said Nunez has a criminal history which includes breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house and assaulting her.

The suspect’s vehicle was seen in New York City on early Friday morning but it’s unclear if he’s still there.

Anyone who sees Zander, Nunez or the suspect vehicle is urged to call 911 immediately, or call the New Jersey State Police at 609-963-6900 if you have any other information that could help investigators in their search.

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