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Missing boy, 15, from New York found safe; Amber Alert canceled

State police said the child, Ahsan Ali, was "recovered safely" Wednesday, hours after the Amber Alert was issued.

A 15-year-old boy from New York City who was reported missing Wednesday has been found safe, state police said.

Authorities began searching for Ahsan Ali after he vanished in Queens around 4:30 a.m. His disappearance sparked an Amber Alert.

New York Police Department Chief Terence Monahan said in a tweet Wednesday morning that it was believed that Ahsan had been abducted by his brother, Mohsin Ali, 28, who had threatened to harm him.

Shortly after 3 p.m., the Amber Alert was canceled.

"The New York Police Department is cancelling the AMBER Alert that was activated at 8:04 AM on 6/24/2020 regarding Ahsan Ali. The child has been recovered safely," New York State Police said in a Facebook post.

No other details were immediately available.

Chief Monahan had said earlier Wednesday that Mohsin Ali had fled in a white Toyota Sienna and state police said the child "was taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that they are in imminent danger of serious harm and/or death."