Police: Suspect in AMBER Alert displayed gun while holding child

OXFORD, N.Y. – State police say they located a man who was the subject of an AMBER Alert issued Friday after receiving multiple tips from the public.

Police issued the alert Friday evening following a reported child abduction in the village of Oxford in Chenango County, about 18 miles southeast of Cincinattus.

Henry W. Kellam, 31, recently had his visitation rights with the child suspended by a court order, according to police.

Henry Kellam

Henry Kellam

State police and Broome County Child Protective Services say they were also able to uncover recent pictures of Kellam displaying a handgun while holding the child.

Family members told police Kellam had threatened to use the gun against them. Police said at the time of the alert that Kellam had made threats to shoot police officers if approached.

Just prior to the reported abduction, Kellam was involved in a domestic dispute with his son’s mother in which he forced her from his vehicle and fled with her son.

Troopers say that after receiving several tips from the public, Kellam was later located in Madison County, and the child was returned to his mother.

Police did not say whether Kellam will face any criminal charges. Prior to the incident, he was wanted on a warrant by the Binghamton Police Department for criminal mischief, according to police.


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