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15-month-old girl found safe after AMBER Alert, suspect still on the run

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Police say Anthony Burton (Left) took 15-month-old A-Yana Burton on Sunday and hasn't been seen since. Police say Anthony Burton (Left) took 15-month-old A-Yana Burton on Sunday and hasn't been seen since.
AUBURN, Wash. -

UPDATE: The child has been found safe. The Auburn Police Department posted on their Facebook page that the suspect had a friend take the child to his mother’s house in the Spanaway area. Detectives were on location when the friend showed up and they took the child into safe keeping. The suspect is still on the loose.

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Auburn Police have issued an AMBER Alert after they say a man took off with his 15-month-old daughter during a domestic violence call earlier this week. 

Police say they responded to a domestic violence call involving 33-year-old Anthony Burton and the mother of his 15-month-old daughter, A-Yana Burton. Police say Burton threatened to kill the woman and then threatened "suicide by cop." The mother called 911 and Burton took off before police arrived, taking A-Yana with him. Police say Burton has made comments in the past that he would kill himself, his girlfriend and his daughter because of ongoing family issued. 

Burton last spoke with police Tuesday afternoon and has refused to bring the girl back to family members or authorities. 

Burton is mixed race, 6'0", 150 pounds, with a gold "grill" on his teeth. He has a thin beard/mustache.

Police say Burton is driving a black 2006 Chrysler 300, Washington License Plate AUY0186, also bearing temporary tags. The car also has after-market chrome wheels. 

Police say Burton's whereabouts are unknown and he should be considered armed. 

If you see Burton, A-Yana, or the car, please call 911 immediately. 

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