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Amber Alert Issued After Carjacking, Kidnapping in Oakland

After a 13-year-old girl was apparently taken during a carjacking in Oakland Tuesday afternoon, police requested a statewide Amber Alert.

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Authorities issued this image of a suspected kidnapper and a vehicle he may have been driving. An Amber Alert was issued Feb. 11, 2014. (Credit: CHP / Oakland Police Department)

The child abduction occurred at 12:40 p.m. in Oakland, where a 35-year-old man was being sought, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man was possibly driving a 2001 red Infiniti QX4 SUV, with California license plate number 6JFM648.

“The vehicle and child were taken during a carjacking and the suspect is armed with a knife,” CHP stated.

The girl was described only as a black 13-year-old.

In a news release, the Oakland Police Department stated that officers were called to the scene of a Safeway parking lot after a man was seen entering a vehicle and forcing the driver to drive away. A child was “reportedly seen in the rear seat,” the news release stated.

Anyone who sees the girl or the kidnapper was asked to call Oakland police at 510-238-3641 or to call 911.

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