Police have found the 2-year-old who was reportedly taken, along with his mother — who later escaped — in a situation police described as complicated.

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UPDATE, 9:40 a.m.: Police say 2-year-old Ronnie Tran has been found safe in Renton, but they are still looking for the boy’s 65-year-old paternal grandmother.


Des Moines police issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday for a 2-year-old boy who was reportedly taken by force, along with his mother, from a home on Tuesday.

Sgt. Mike Graddon said at a news conference Wednesday morning that the alleged abduction is complicated and involves a lot of people. “We’re still trying to figure this all out,” Graddon said.

Ronnie Tran and his 40-year-old mother were at a house in Des Moines when the mother was stunned with an electrical device, bound with plastic ties and taken, along with the boy, to a house in Fife, according to police.

At the house, the mother was tied to a cupboard in the garage and the boy was taken inside, police said.

Police said the two female assailants were known to the mother, but they did not further clarify the relationships.

The mother managed to escape Tuesday afternoon, but was unable to get into the house to retrieve her child, police said in a statement Wednesday morning.

The victim did not call police but called a family member to pick her up at around noon.

Police were notified around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

A Hyundai Sonata that was used in the alleged abduction was located, and one woman has been taken into custody, police said.

Police said the boy’s father is talking with detectives.

The boy’s paternal grandmother, Vien Nguyen, 65, also is missing. Police believe she may be with the boy, but also say that they believe the child is endangered because of the manner in which he and his mother were abducted. A previous version of this story said Nguyen was the child’s maternal grandmother, but the relationship was clarified by Graddon later Wednesday morning.

Anyone who sees the child should call 911, police said.