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Amber Alert: Suspect in Custody, Girl Is Safe

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UPDATE (11:03 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2019): The father who allegedly assaulted and stabbed his girlfriend in San Jose before taking their 2-year-old daughter, prompting an Amber Alert, has been taken into custody, San Jose police say. The girl is safe.

Updates to come. Read a previous version of this story below.

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old girl who was taken by her father after he allegedly assaulted and stabbed the girl's mother in San Jose late Sunday night, according to authorities.

Bethanie Carraza and her father, 24-year-old Victor Magana, were last seen in a light green 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe with a California license plate of 7XJX025, San Jose police and the California Highway Patrol said.

Magana is described as being 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is said to be armed and dangerous.

Carraza is described as being 3 feet tall and 30 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Bethanie Carraza and Victor Magana
San Jose Police Department
(L-R) Bethanie Carraza and Victor Magana

Around 10 p.m. Sunday, San Jose police responded to reports of a female screaming along the 500 block of S. 11th Street. When officers arrived, they found the woman suffering from at least one stab wound. She was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police determined that the woman had been assaulted and stabbed by her boyfriend, who was identified as Magana. He fled the scene with their daughter before authorities arrived.

Anyone who sees Magana or Carraza is asked to call 911.

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