KC area Amber Alert canceled, child found safe

(1:08 p.m. update) Authorities cancel the amber alert after the child was found safe.

GLADSTONE, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol issues an amber alert for 2-year-old Samyia D. Barr after police say she was abducted by her father De’Shawn Barr-Cotton. According to the alert, Barr-Cotton assaulted the mother and brandished a fire arm.

They were last seen at 9:08 a.m. heading southbound near the area of 7036 N Olive St., Gladstone, Missouri. Barr-Cotton drives a Silver Chevrolet Malibu with tinted windows.

De’Shawn Barr-Cotton is described as a 25-year-old black male weighing 145 lbs. He’s 5’4 with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black Nike hoodie with a Nike emblem on the front, dirty fitted blue jeans and black and white low top sneakers. He wears his air in shoulder length dreadlocks.

Samyia Barr is black female with black hair and brown eyes. She was last wearing a multi colored long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans. He hair is worn in braids with black and white hair ties.

If you have any information pertaining to the alert, authorities ask you call 911 or the Gladstone Police.