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Va. Amber Alert canceled; boy found safe


Updated (11:15 a.m.)

LEBANON, Va. (AP) — An 11-year-old southwest Virginia boy who was the focus of an Amber Alert has been found.

The alert was withdrawn by the Russell County Sheriff's Office on Friday after the child was recovered during a traffic stop in Bristol. The child was not harmed.

The sheriff's office says his father was taken into custody without incident.


LEBANON, Va. (AP) — State police say an Amber Alert has been issued for an abducted 11-year-old southwest Virginia boy who is "in extreme danger."

The alert was issued Thursday for Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn, who was last seen at Lebanon Middle School. Police said they are seeking his father, 67-year-old Jimmy Donald Guinn.

The Amber Alert said the two might be traveling in a 2004 purple Freightliner truck with a Virginia license plate of 78471PY, or a burgandy pickup diesel truck. Investigators believe Guinn might have been heading toward West Virginia or Ohio.

Lucas is described at 4-foot-8, 84 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He was wearing a red-and-black shirt and blue jeans.

The elder Guinn is described as 5-foot-11 and 235 pounds.

Anyone seeing the two are asked to call the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.

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