Amber Alert

5-Year-Old Abducted in Virginia Found Safe; Suspect Arrested

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A 5-year-old boy was abducted Sunday in Virginia, prompting State Police and the Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse to issue an Amber Alert on behalf of the Charlottesville Police Department. On Tuesday morning, police reported the child was found safe and canceled the Amber Alert.

A woman believed to have abducted the child was taken into custody, Virginia State Police said.

The suspect was last seen driving a 1997 Red Honda CRV with a Virginia tag number UMM-2229, police said.

The boy was believed to be in extreme danger and was last seen at 1528 Cherry Avenue in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Police identified the suspect as Kerlie Johnson Gage. Gage is described by police as Black, female, with black hair and brown eyes. She's 5 feet and 4 inches tall and weighs 250 lbs. Her clothing description was not known.

Gage was last seen driving a 1997 Red Honda CRV with a Virginia tag number UMM-2229.

If they are seen, police ask people to call 911.

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