Amber alert cancelled for 4-year-old in Cortland

CORTLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Cortland, New York say after searching for a 4-year-old boy who was abducted Friday, they located him.

Police say Liam Brandon Barr-Whitfield is a 4-year-old white child with brown hair and brown eyes. The child is about three feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds. He was last seen wearing camouflage pants, a grey t-shirt, black and green sneakers and a navy blue rain jacket with a hood.

The boys father who does not have custody is suspected to have taken him. Police say 57-year-old Shane Whitfield is a white man with a shaved, blonde head and blue eyes. He’s about six feet tall and weighs about 215 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and gray jeans.

Whitfield is driving a gray 2015 Nissan Frontier pickup truck. He was last seen driving the truck on Lincoln Avenue, potentially heading to Florida.

Police say Whitfield has a lengthy history of violence. Police thanked the public for their help. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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