UPDATE: Fort Worth Police officers cancel Amber Alert

Father has been taken into custody, facing charges

FORT WORTH, Texas – During a morning press conference on Twitter, Fort Worth Chief of Police Niel Noakes announced the cancellation of the Amber Alert for Harmony Rodriguez. Rodriguez, 11-months-old, was found safe in New Mexico, and her father was taken into custody.

According to officials, the baby was soon to be reunited with her mother. Her father, 26-year-old Lancelot Dawkins, was taken into custody and facing charges.

Officials had issued an Amber Alert around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, believing she was in danger. Prior to locating the toddler, she was last seen on Feb. 24 in the 12500 block of Little River Road, in the far north part of the city near Highway 170.

Police reported in an afternoon press conference that Rodriguez was taken after Dawkins went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, put his hand over the peephole, knocked on the door and identified himself as a police officer. According to officials, Dawkins was released from the Tarrant County jail on a domestic violence charge. He then took Harmony, after forcing his way into the apartment and choking the baby’s mother until she was unconscious.

Officials believe Harmony was traveling with Dawkins in a white Jeep Wrangler that has black trim and black steps. They did not say if the vehicle was located when the toddler was located. There is no information given yet on the exact whereabouts in New Mexico she and the suspect were found.