SYRACUSE, NY - The Syracuse Police Department has activated the New York State Amber Alert and is investigating a child abduction that occurred near Valley Drive, in Syracuse, at about 11 p.m. Saturday

The Syracuse Post Standard is reporting that 24-year-old Ryan Lawrence is in custody, but is daughter, Maddox Lawrence is still missing.

Police say he left home with her Saturday night after leaving information that he would hurt himself and possibly the child.

Police say the child is Maddox Lawrence. She is described as a white female, one year old (birthdate: 4/24/14) with blonde hair and brown eyes. She is about 2’ tall and weighs about 26 lbs. She was last seen wearing a white shirt with pink collar and brown puppies, long pink pants, a blue coat with a pink interior, brown suede shoes and a gray knit hat with pom poms.

The suspect left home with the child after leaving information indicating that he was going to harm himself and possibly the child. The suspect has a history of mental health issues and is emotionally unstable.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department at 1-866-697-2623, or just call 911.