NEW YORK — An Amber Alert was canceled Tuesday after being issued for a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted from upstate New York over the weekend.
The New York State Police tweeted Tuesday that that the teen was “recovered safely.”
An NYPD official said they were found in Brooklyn. Gonzalez was taken into police custody on Tuesday; he’s being held on a kidnapping charge. The teen is being checked out at a local hospital.
The girl was allegedly last seen with 41-year-old Robert Gonzalez around 7 p.m. on LaSalle Street in Rochester on Saturday.
At the time, they were driving southeast and believed to be headed for NYC according to the alert.
The child was taken under the circumstances that led police to believe that she was in imminent danger of serious harm or even death, the alert stated.
The girl’s mother, Linda Hollaert, told WHEC-TV that Gonzalez is a neighbor who started befriending her daughter last summer and tried to hang out with the teen.
The Amber Alert was canceled Tuesday. Additional information was not immediately available.
EDITOR’S NOTE: PIX11 has removed the photo of the teen and her name because police say the girl is the victim of a sex crime.