Dad arrested, Amber Alert canceled for missing 7-year-old girl in Queens

ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- An Amber Alert has been canceled after a 7-year-old girl in Queens was found unharmed.

The girl was abducted on Grand Avenue at 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police say her 40-year-old father, Jean Puello, attempted to have sex with his ex-girlfriend, the child's mother. She said no, and that's when he allegedly became violent.

The suspect is accused of twisting her wrist, taking out a knife, attempting to put it on her throat, and telling her he would kill her.

The 29-year-old woman fled to the apartment building's laundry room, where she called police.

The suspect allegedly grabbed the couple's older daughter, and drove off.



The girl was dropped off near a relative's home on Wednesday evening and Puello was arrested later Wednesday night.

He is facing charges of attempted rape and menacing in connection to the attack on the girl's mother.

At this point he is not charged with taking his daughter.

Along with the 7-year-old, the couple also has a 10-month-old baby girl who was left unharmed during the time of the incident.

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The 1-year old boy was found alone, crying and sweating, in the back of a Mercedes-Benz outside the Americana Mall in Manhasset Tuesday afternoon.



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