UPDATE: Amber Alert issued for an 8 month old baby in Mercer County CANCELLED

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SHARPSVILLE, Mercer County, Pa. – UPDATE: The missing infant and the suspect have both been found safe in Reading. The suspect, Antonio Velazquez-Rupert is in custody. The Amber Alert has been cancelled.


The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Sharpsville Police Department in Mercer County.

Today at approximately 12:00 p.m., Ariella Downs, an eight-month old Hispanic female, was abducted from 331 Canterbury Court in Sharpsville, PA.

She may be with Antonio Velazquez-Rupert, a 36-year-old Hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches tall with brown eyes. He maybe driving a dark green Ford Explorer,  bearing Ohio Registration GGD-7760.

Police urge caution if anyone spots the subject.  Anyone with information on the missing child is asked to contact the police by dialing 911.


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