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Modesto police trying to bring calm end to standoff

Law enforcement in west Modesto discuss strategy after a man allegedly took his 7-month-old daughter from her mom and fled with the baby on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. (Bart Ah You/bahyou@modbee.com)
Law enforcement in west Modesto discuss strategy after a man allegedly took his 7-month-old daughter from her mom and fled with the baby on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. (Bart Ah You/bahyou@modbee.com)

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: Modesto police have located the man who allegedly took his 7-month-old daughter from her mother this afternoon, authorities said.

They have spoken on the phone with him and remain in contact, although there's been no resolution to the incident as of 8 p.m., according to Lt. Ron Cloward of the Modesto Police Department.

The incident began at about 4:45 p.m. in the area of north Modesto on Prescott Road and Chrysler Drive.

Authorities also carried out a search in west Modesto near Paradise Road and Pine Tree Lane before locating him at an undisclosed area of the city.

We'll have more on this breaking story as information becomes available.

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