An Amber Alert has been issued for a 7-month-old girl who police say was abducted by a registered sex offender at a gas station in Virginia.
News outlets cite the alert issued by Virginia State Police, which says Emma Grace Kennedy and 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy could be headed to North Carolina, following the Sunday night kidnapping.
RT: #Virginia#AMBERAlert for Missing @cityofdanville 7-mo-old. Abductor is Carl Ray Kennedy. Driving gold, 4-door Suzuki w/@northcarolina plates: FAA 1873. Last seen @Danville Qwik Stop. Call 911. @pittsylvaniava@NCSHP@VaDOT@PublicSafetyVa@GovernorVApic.twitter.com/nNS31IKEZ4
— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) June 4, 2018
According to the alert, Carl Kennedy was armed with a knife when he assaulted the infant's mother at a Kwik Stop and took the girl. Police have not disclosed a possible relationship between Carl Kennedy and Emma Kennedy.
Authorities say Carl Kennedy is registered as a sex offender in North Carolina, and is currently out of jail on a $250,000 bond for drug distribution.