5-year-old boy found safe following Amber Alert; father in custody

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on July 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 7:43 AM

SEABROOK, Texas -- The 5-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert was reunited with his mother Wednesday night at FBI headquarters in northwest Houston.

Apollo Allen and his father were found at a Houston apartment complex in the 7500 block of Wilshire Place Drive.

The Amber Alert was issued Wednesday afternoon because Tim Allen, 32, took his son Tuesday and hadn't been seen since.

Tim has a history of drug abuse, police said.

Tim also has a history of taking his son to places where drugs are being used or distributed, according to police.

The boy's mother said her ex-husband once disappeared for several days with their young daughter. The little girl also turned up safe.

“I love my kids, but I really love my grandkids,” said grandfather Stan Oliver. “I thank God. Jesus Christ is my Savior and he answers prayers and this is one of them.”

Tim was in police custody awaiting criminal charges.

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