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