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AMBER Alert That Included Westchester Canceled After Girl Found Safe

An AMBER Alert has been issued for Ave Byrne, 3, who was abducted early Friday and is believed to be heading with her kidnapper to the New York City area.
An AMBER Alert has been issued for Ave Byrne, 3, who was abducted early Friday and is believed to be heading with her kidnapper to the New York City area. Photo Credit: Pennsylvania State Police
State police are on the lookout for Robert Byrne who is believed to have kidnapped a young girl and is heading for New York City.
State police are on the lookout for Robert Byrne who is believed to have kidnapped a young girl and is heading for New York City. Photo Credit: Pennsylvania State Police

Update, 3 p.m. Friday

The AMBER Alert for a 3-year-old girl who was abducted Friday in Pennsylvania has been canceled after the girl was found safe in New York City.

The girls' father, Robert Byrne, 24, was arrested by the NYPD in the West Side.

A civilian in Manhattan reportedly saw the girl, recognized her and alerted her traffic patrolman.

Original report, 2 p.m. Friday

New York State Police are investigating an AMBER Alert for a 3-year-old girl who was abducted early Friday in Pennsylvania by a man who they believe is headed for New York City with the child.

Police said they believe Ava Byrne, who was taken from a home in Nescopeck Boroug, Pa., is in imminent danger from her kidnapper, Robert Byrne, 24.

They were last seen in a silver Hyundai Elantra with Pennsylvania license plate number HKB4681. The vehicle was traveling West, possibly heading for Manhattan.

Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for the two in the following areas: New York, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties, in addition to others within the New York City area. The alert does not include Dutchess at this time.

Ava is a white female with curly, brown hair and hazel eyes. She is approximately 2-feet-4 inches tall and weighs about 28 pounds. She was last seen wearing a diaper.

Robert Byrne is a white male, with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5-feet-9 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds.

Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call 911.

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