Police seek suspect in attack, abduction


POMONA — Police searched Sunday for a man they believe breifly abducted his wife and infant daughter after attacking and badly injuring another man.
Police issued an Amber Alert for Francisco Rodriguez after he disappeared with his 18-month-old daughter, Alexis Rodriguez, and his wife, Consuelo Gonzalez.
The wife and daughter were returned home apparently unharmed later in the day, Pomona police officials said, however Rodriguez remained at large.
Police said Rodriguez, 33, fled after attacking Jose Chavez late Saturday.
Officers who responded to a report of a possible hit-and-run collision found Chavez, 30, in the street with a head wound.
According to a statement issued by the California Highway Patrol, Rodriguez allegedly struck Chavez, his neighbor, with a vehicle after discovering his wife may have been having an affair with him.
Pomona police dispatcher Jim Barnes said Rodriguez’ vehicle was found abandoned Sunday in Bloomington, a city about 20 miles east of Pomona.
Chavez was flown to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

*Pictured above, Francisco Rodriguez, 33, of Pomona. (Courtesy of the CHP)

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