AMBER Alert Canceled, Lansing Girl Returned to Mother

Saniya D. Randle-El, was allegedly kidnapped by her father, Marcus Randle-El, Thursday night

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    Authorities early Friday morning canceled an AMBER Alert that was issued for a missing 3-year-old girl from south suburban Lansing after she was returned home.

    The girl, Saniya D. Randle-El, was allegedly kidnapped by her father, Marcus Randle-El, about 8:17 p.m. Thursday, according to an AMBER Alert issued late Thursday night.

    The alert was called off about 12:40 a.m. Friday.

    Fabian Newman, a spokesman for the Village of Lansing, said Marcus Randle-El forced his way into his former girlfriend's apartment while carrying a handgun. That's when he took his daughter.

    A short time later, the black SUV Randle-El used was found in Riverdale and a "subject of interest" was taken into custody. Newman said Randle-El and his daughter were not with the vehicle.

    Police were in contact with famly members and the girl was dropped off at the Lansing Police Department within five hours, Newman said. She was unharmed.

    As of 10 a.m., authorities still had not found Marcus Randle-El, who was a wide receiver for the University of Wisconsin Badgers from 2004 to 2007. Police said they considered him to be armed and dangerous.

    Randle-El's brother is former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle-El.