Man Arrested for Attempted Murder in Alleged Abduction of 5-Year-Old Son

San Mateo County Sheriff's Department

Authorities arrested a 34-year-old man in the alleged abduction of his 5-year-old son early Wednesday morning from unincorporated San Mateo County that prompted an Amber Alert, sheriff's officials said.

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Steele at about 7 a.m. in the Rosemont area of unincorporated Sacramento County and took his son to a hospital for a hand injury, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Steele was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, domestic violence and child abduction, sheriff's officials said.

San Mateo County sheriff's deputies had responded at about 4:30 a.m. to the 1800 block of Parrott Drive in the Highlands neighborhood on a domestic violence call, sheriff's officials said.

The deputies found that Steele had allegedly assaulted his wife and his father. Steele's wife, who is in her 40s, and his father, in his 60s, each suffered facial injuries, sheriff's officials said.

Medics treated each and took them to a hospital, according to the sheriff's office.

Steele allegedly took his son by force and left San Mateo County in a 2015 gray Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, forcing authorities to issue the Amber Alert and ask for the public's help in finding them, sheriff's officials said.

San Mateo County sheriff's deputies are on their way to Sacramento County to continue the investigation, sheriff's officials said.

Anyone with more information about the case is asked to get in touch with Detective Victor Bertolozzi at (650) 259-2321 or at or Detective Joe Cang at (650) 259-2417 or at Anonymous tips can be made to (800) 547-2700.

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