Update: The child has been located, according to a tweet by the Peel Regional Police.
York regional police have issued an amber alert for a missing five-year-old girl who authorities say was allegedly abducted by her father.
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) March 19, 2019
On Tuesday, March 19, around 3 pm, police responded to Armadale Public School located at 11 Coppard Avenue in Markham, after school staff called to report that a five-year-old girl was allegedly abducted from her classroom by her father.
According to police, the father is not supposed to have access to the child and the pair was last seen getting into a mini-van taxi.
CHILD ABDUCTION – We need your help to locate 5yr-old Jannah JAFFRI, who was abducted by her father Soloman JAFFRI from Armadale PS in Markham. Left the school in a taxi. If you spot her or her father call 9-1-1. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/lAt3nFsk0y
— York Regional Police (@YRP) March 19, 2019
Police have described Jannah’s father, Soloman Jaffri, as a 25-year-old man with short brown hair. He has a tattoo on his right arm that reads “Jannah” and was last seen wearing a blue dress coat and black cargo pants.
Jannah is described as four-feet-tall with light brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink sweater, grey leggings, a navy blue coat and a white unicorn backpack.
Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police immediately at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7008.
Updated after the police upgraded the abduction notice to an amber alert.