Police: Boy safe after taken by father from Metro train

UPDATE: Metro Transit police say they have found Dajuan Goode and his son Damian is safe.


WASHINGTON – Police are looking for a 5-year-old boy who was taken by his father at the Pentagon City Metro Station Friday morning.

Metro Transit police say that Damian Goode was last seen with his father Dajuan Goode about 8:15 a.m.

The boy’s mother told police that a protective order requires Dajuan Goode to stay away from mother and son. Any meetings between Goode and Damian are to be arranged through an intermediary, says Metro spokesman Dan Stessel.

According to the boy’s mother, Dajuan Goode showed up at the King Street Metro stop where Damian and his mother were waiting for a train. They all boarded a train together but once on board, Goode and the boy’s mother argued, Stessel says.

Goode threatened the boy’s mother and claimed he had a gun. He then took his son and got off the train at the Pentagon City stop.

The mother got off at the next station and reported that her son had been taken, Stessel says.

Damian was wearing a white T-shirt, khaki shorts and Nike Air Jordan shoes that are black, orange and gray.

His father was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, camouflage pants and red and orange Adidas shoes.

Anyone who sees the boy or his father is asked to call 911 or 202-962-2121.

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