Text messages sent to the mother of a girl taken by her father last week, resulting in an Amber Alert, did not meet the legal definition of a threat, according to police.

Capt. Kip Judice with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office said the "email caused enough concern that we had a welfare concern but stopped short" of meeting the legal requirement to be classified as a threat.

Judice said police were "satisfied" the situation was resolved and "there is no legitimate threat now that cooler heads prevail."

Ransom Taylor allegedly kidnapped his 3-year-old daughter last week after a violent domestic dispute with his wife, police said. The girl was eventually returned to family members.

Judice said no charges would be filed against Taylor since he had no restrictions on his custodial rights as a parent.

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