Police: Parents accused of abducting their child in Troy arrested

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The frantic search for a child police say was taken by his own parents has come to an end.

It was an AMBER Alert that began in Troy but the search spread across multiple towns including Glenville and Clifton Park.

Neighbors who know the family say they were fearing for the worst.

For a few hours Friday afternoon, the Capital Region was on pins and needles.

The search was on for 3-month-old Donovan Bragg.

An AMBER Alert was sent out just after 4 p.m. stating that he was believed to be with his parents Frank Bragg and Amanda Rua.

Troy Police say there were active family warrants out for both and an order to take custody of their child.

“I was sitting on the deck, my phone went off for the Amber Alert,” Suzanne DeGiorgio said.

DeGiorgio was shocked when she realized the alert was for the couple who lived right across from her on Spring Avenue in Troy.

“I noticed that a lot of my neighbors came out. A lot of these people have kids, some that are grown. So you see an Amber Alert – you want to know what’s going on.”

As DeGiorgio and her neighbors worried, the search was already on.

Police say the father Frank turned himself in with Donovan to Glenville Police.

Sometime later the mother Amanda was caught by New York State Police in Clifton Park.

Both were brought back to Troy and Donovan was taken by CPS.

Back on Spring Avenue, neighbors like Jim Jubic are just happy the story has a happy ending.

“I’m kind of shocked about it. It’s not right. It’s kind of unbelievable.”

“When you see an AMBER alert on your phone. Look around, just in case,” DeGiorgio said.

Both parents are being held in Rensselaer County Jail and are awaiting charges.

Officials say Donovan is safe and healthy.

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