Toddler abducted at gunpoint found safe

Police say Daniel Segura, right, abducted his toddler daughter at gunpoint from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., on Mon., April 24, 2017.

CBS Los Angeles

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.