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Trumbull police issue warrant for father who sparked weekend Amber Alert

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Rodolfo Revello. (Trumbull police photo) Rodolfo Revello. (Trumbull police photo)
TRUMBULL, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Trumbull said the search for a man at the center of a weekend Amber Alert continued on Monday.

They released the arrest warrant for 43-year-old Rodolfo Revello.

Police said Revello took his 7-year-old son Ariel from his home on Unity Road around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. They said Revello forced his way in, assaulted his estranged wife in a bedroom and fled with the boy.

He also allegedly took thousands of dollars worth of cash and jewelry.

Following the abduction, Revello's estranged wife called 911 and a short time later, his step-son showed up at the Trumbull Police Headquarters to file a report. Police said Revello grabbed a knife during the abduction and the 17-year-old stepson was able to disarm him. 

Revello's estranged wife was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The suspect eventually called police and told them he would drop his son off with a relative in Queens, NY.

Ariel was eventually found to be safe there around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. He was returned home under a police escort.

The Amber Alert was canceled at that time.

In the warrant, police said they plan to charge Revello with second-degree kidnapping, second-degree larceny, criminal violation of a restraining order, second-degree strangulation, second-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

According to a past restraining order against Revello, his estranged wife called him a violent person. She also said she was afraid for her safety.

"He bit my right hand and my nose," she said. "He [pushes] me around and choked me. Two weeks ago, he keeps harassing me while I'm at work and threatens me by calling constantly."

The restraining order said the woman was in a relationship with Revello for 12 years. It stated that he physically and mentally abused her and her children. He also destroyed her room once.

The order also said that Revello forced her to have sex with him.

In another instance, "I called 911, he took the phone and when they called back he said everything was okay," she said in the restraining order. "I'm very afraid for my safety, what he would do next." 

Karen Jarmoc of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence said this is a dangerous situation.

"What's extremely concerning about the situation that happened in Trumbull is that a child was there, so we know that in 24 percent of arrests on a family violence charge, children are there at the scene of the incident," Jarmoc said.

Trumbull police said they have several law enforcement agencies working on the hunt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Trumbull Police Department at 203-261-3665 or call 911.

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