AMBER Alert cancelled for boy reportedly abducted in Charlottesville

AMBER Alert cancelled for boy reportedly abducted in Charlottesville
Bricen Kent Mwanawabene (Source: Virginia State Police)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Authorities have cancelled an AMBER Alert, saying a child reportedly abducted from the Charlottesville area has been found safe.

The Virginia State Police announced early Tuesday, January 19, that 5-year-old Bricen Kent Mwanawabene had been located and Kerlie Johnson Gage was in custody.

In a release Monday, police said Bricen was last seen in the 1500 block of Cherry Avenue. They believed the child was abducted around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and was in “extreme danger.”

The Virginia State Police did not release any additional details.

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