Man accused of abducting daughter in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A 37-year-old man has been arrested, accused of kidnapping his daughter in eastern Iowa and causing an Amber Alert to be issued.

Officials say Sean Shannon was arrested just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Cedar Rapids. Online records say Shannon remains in Benton County Jail, awaiting court action on a kidnapping charge. Court records don’t list the name of his attorney.

He’s accused of abducting his 11-year-old daughter, Kiley, from her Shellsburg home on Thursday night. Authorities say he punched Kiley’s 15-year-old half brother at the home as he took the girl.

Authorities say Kiley was released without injury in Cedar Rapids less than an hour after the Amber Alert was issued on Friday evening. Authorities say Shannon doesn’t have parental rights to his daughter.

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