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Man Accused of Kidnapping Toddler Son to Appear in Court



    Amber Alert Suspect Appears in Court

    The man accused of kidnapping his son in Massachusetts on Sunday that sparked an Amber Alert, faced a judge in New Britain on Monday. (Published Monday, July 10, 2017)

    The Massachusetts father accused of kidnapping his 21-month-old son and sparking an Amber Alert on Sunday faced a judge in Connecticut on Monday.

    Joshua Calcorzi-Ortiz, stabbed the baby's mother and kidnapped the child from a home located at 509 Springfield Street in Chicopee, Massachusetts early Sunday morning, according to police.

    The boy was not injured in the incident. 

    Police used GPS to ping the suspect's phone and that led police to the White Swan Motel off the Berlin Turnpike in Newington. The suspect and the 21-month-old baby were found in one of the motel's rooms.

    Calcorzi-Ortiz was taken into custody around 8:15 a.m. at the motel. 

    Calcorzi-Ortiz faces charges in Connecticut of second-degree kidnapping and risk of injury to a child.

    He is being held on $2 million bond.

    In Massachusetts, he will face charges that include armed assault in a dwelling, assault to murder and kidnapping a minor by a relative.

    The boy's mother underwent surgery and was listed in serious but stable condition.