MODESTO (CBS13) — The man who prompted an Amber Alert in Central California over the weekend when he allegedly attacked his son’s mother and then took the child has been arrested.
Modesto police say, back on Saturday, 38-year-old Walter Fernando Zuniga Lara allegedly stabbed the woman while in the parking lot of a Motel 6.READ MORE: Sudden Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy Who Had COVID-19 Leaves Elk Grove Family With Questions
Lara then took off with his 11-year-old son, prompting an Amber Alert.
Later that afternoon, Lara’s son was found safe and the Amber Alert was deactivated. However, Lara had again vanished.READ MORE: Folsom Fire Department Ask The City To Declare Local Emergency
It wasn’t until Sunday evening when officers found Lara along the 1700 block of Olympia Avenue. He was taken into custody without incident and then booked into Stanislaus County Jail.
Lara is now facing charges of attempted homicide and domestic violence charges.MORE NEWS: Woodland Bar Shuts Down After Maskless, Unvaccinated Customers Infect Staff With COVID-19
Police say the woman Lara allegedly stabbed is in serious but stable condition.