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Toddler abducted at gunpoint found safe

MONTCLAIR, Calif. -- A toddler who was abducted by her father at gunpoint in Southern California has been found safe,  reports  CBS Los Angeles.

Thirty-eight-year-old Daniel Segura was spotted driving with his 1-year-old daughter Lexi in Montclair Tuesday. Segura was arrested and the child was recovered.

Authorities had been searching for the pair since Monday. Police say Daniel Segura was at a friend’s house Monday in Rancho Cucamonga and began arguing with his estranged wife, who is the child’s mother. That’s when authorities say he pulled out a gun and took the toddler.

Police say Segura had threatened “suicide by cop” -- a tactic in which someone intent on killing themselves deliberately provokes a police officer to do the job for them.

Police say Segura will be booked on suspicion of child abduction.

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