Murfreesboro boy safe after overnight Amber alert - WSMV Channel 4

Murfreesboro boy safe after overnight Amber alert

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MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

A Murfreesboro boy is safe after an Amber Alert was issued overnight. 

Authorities said Gabriel Swaney, 8, was taken by his father, Michael Swaney, 30, on Sunday night after a violent domestic dispute.

According to investigators, the father took Gabriel after assaulting the boy's mother with a switchblade knife.

Gabriel was safely recovered by the Smyrna Police Department.

The father was arrested without incident and the child was left with relatives, per the mother's instructions.  Swaney was transferred to Murfreesboro police.

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