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Preschooler allegedly kidnapped by mom in Paso Robles has been located

Police sought and quickly found a 4-year-old boy who was taken by his mother from preschool on Thursday.

According to the Paso Robles Police Department, Ami Magana, 47, took her biological son, Benz, from the Rainbow Bright Christian Learning Center without the permission of staff sometime before 3:30 p.m.

Magana has no custodial rights to her son and resides in Arkansas, according to the release.

Paso Robles police issued an Amber Alert to locate Magana around 5 p.m.

San Luis Obispo Police located Magana and her son at the Lexington Inn in San Luis Obispo soon after. Benz was unharmed, according to a news release.

This is the second Amber Alert issued for a child missing from Paso Robles this year.

In July a woman allegedly kidnapped her 1-year-old child at knifepoint from a Paso Robles park; CHP did not send out an Amber Alert until five hours after he was allegedly taken.

She was apprehended later that day near Calabasas by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

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