Amber Alert

3-Year-Old Found Safe After Being Abducted in Fairfax County: Police

A 3-year-old girl has been found safe after possibly being abducted by her mother from a Northern Virginia home on Tuesday, prompting police to issue an AMBER alert, authorities said. 

The girl was found overnight in West Virginia and was unharmed, Fairfax County police said.

Her mother, Catherine Kraus, is in custody and charges are pending, police said.

"Thank you to our detectives, our community and our law enforcement partners for your help in bringing Amelia home safe," police said.

Police had said she was in “extreme danger."

The girl was last seen just before 4:30 p.m. at a home on the 7700 block of Tauxemont Road in Alexandria, Virginia, police said. They believe her mother, who does not have custody of her, entered the home and took her.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 703-877-3877.

This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.

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