ANSONIA, Conn. (WTNH) — A man accused of abducting his ex-girlfriend and their 6-month-old daughter in Ansonia is due in court Monday.

Police said Joshua Lopez, 23, abducted Galylea Perez, 22, and their child from a home on High Street in around 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Perez told police that Lopez implied he had a gun.

Shelton police arrested Lopez a couple of hours later. No weapon was found on him or in the vehicle.

Perez and the baby were both found safe.

Lopez was charged with violation of a protective order and second-degree breach of peace. He was held on a $100,000 bond.

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The Ansonia Police Department strongly urges anyone who may be in a relationship where domestic violence is occurring to contact their local authorities. Help is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

In the Valley, The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services can be reached by phone at (203) 736-9944, (203) 789-8104, 1-888-774-2900, or online.

Statewide domestic violence assistance can be found at or call/text (888)774-2900.