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Newark Amber Alert cancelled, arrest made

Matthew Trent (Courtesy ohioamberalert.org)

UPDATE: The girl was found safe and returned home. Trent was arrested in eastern Licking County. He now faces multiple charges.

A 1-year-old girl from Newark was taken from her home Sunday and was reported to be with her father.

Matthew Trent is white, 5-foot-5, 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Newark Police said he is possibly armed and dangerous and threatening suicide. He is accused of going to his daughter's mother's home in Newark and taking the child while she was being watched by an older sibling.

Trent was driving a 2006 black Saturn Ion with red rims. The license plate number is GUF 5050.

His daughter is 3 feet tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is wearing either a blue princess tutu or a strapless dress with pink stripes and flowers. She has a bruise on her right cheek.

Police do not know where Trent was taking the girl.

Call or dial 911 if you see the child, the suspect or the vehicle. You can also call 1-877-AMBER-OH (1-877-262-3764) or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.

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