BOLIVAR, Mo. -

Police have arrested a man after a standoff in Springfield after police say he kidnapped his son from the boy's mother in Bolivar.

Police arrested the Jamil Hanson, the father of 3-year-old Jaden Hanson at a home at Grand and Nettleton shortly before 5:00 p.m.  A standoff with police lasted more than an hour.  The boy was taken into protective custody.

Police say a Springfield City Utilities worker spotted Hanson's white car Friday afternoon.  That worker followed the car to the home.  That worker wants to stay anonymous, but released this statement:

"I was just doing my job. Everyone should take time to watch and take care of our kids."

Police say Hanson has a criminal history.