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UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled after missing 7-year-old Queens girl found unharmed: NYPD

Jaila Puello, 7, was abducted early Wednesday, Aug. 17 by her father Jean Puello in Elmhurst, according to police. (Photo courtesy of New York State Amber Alert)

An Amber Alert was cancelled Wednesday, Aug. 18, after a missing 7-year-old girl was found “safe and sound,” according to the NYPD.

The Amber Alert was issued hours earlier for 7-year-old girl Jaila Puello who was allegedly abducted by her father in Elmhurst.

Police say the girl was taken by her father, Jean Puello, on Grand Avenue around 2:15 a.m., police said.

Puello went to the home of his ex-girlfriend and the mother of Jaila, at Grand Avenue near Van Horn Street in Elmhurst Wednesday morning around 1 a.m. and began fighting with her, according to authorities. As the argument escalated, Puello threatened her with a knife. She kicked him, and managed to get away and call the police.

Jaila Puello (Photo via NYPD)

Puello grabbed Jaila and fled the apartment on foot, police said.  The youngster was found Wednesday afternoon, but a police spokesperson was unable to provide further details saying that she was found unharmed. There have been no arrests and the investigation continues, the spokesperson said.

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