A toddler was found safe and unharmed Sunday evening, according to the Sunnyvale Police Department
Sunnyvale police reported at 6:11 p.m. a patrol officer serving a search warrant found the boy inside the car in a parking lot about four miles from where he was taken early Sunday morning.
Though police say the boy looked healthy, he was taken to a hospital as a precaution, where he'll be reunited with his mother.
Police say the 1-year-old boy, who the family said will turn 2 this week was in his mother's Buick Enclave when she returned to the Travel Inn Motel about 4 a.m. Sunday. The mother said she left her son inside the SUV while she unloaded groceries. When she came out, both the vehicle and child were gone.
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Authorities were looking for 29-year-old Luong "Tammy" Huynh, whom they believed could have information that will help them locate the boy.
NBC Bay Area's Robert Handa spoke to a family member following the news and told him that the family was relieved.
“My immediate thought was a sigh of relief. Like ‘okay, I’m happy they found him’ now ‘I just want to see him,'" said Shawna Thiel, the grandmother of the toddler.
Police were looking for a brown 2008 Buick Enclave, without license plates, suspected to have been used in the abduction. The car was stolen with the boy inside at 3:51 a.m. while his mother was unloading groceries on the 500 block of North Mathilda Ave.
In a statement, police didn't specify whether they found Huynh or the person who may be responsible for the abduction.
It was previously believed the car had Georgia plates. It also has a spare tire on the right front wheel, a headlight and taillight out on the left side, and a blue "Baby on Board" sticker on the back window.
The FBI announced this afternoon there was a $5,000 reward for anyone with information leading to finding the boy. Police previously asked anyone who knows Tammy Huynh or has had recent contact with her is asked to call Sunnyvale police at (408) 730-7100.
Sunnyvale police did not provide any more information but said it will provide an update Monday.