Amber Alert issued and then canceled; child safe

Elias Hubbard
May 1, 2018

An Amber Alert was issued Monday after a group of elementary-school children spotted a man duct-taping a 10-year-old boy and hauling him away in a vehicle in Tacoma.

The incident happened just before 4 p.m. PT on Monday when a man was reported to have taken the child in the 4900 block of S 14th Street, which is close to DeLong Elementary School in Tacoma.

"The child, possibly about 10 years old, was duct taped and put into the trunk of a auto before being driven away", KIRO 7's Kevin McCarty reports.

Police were unsure who the boy was, but they made a decision to put out an Amber Alert because they had a general description of the four-door sedan.

Anyone with information call 911 or the Tacoma police tip line at 253-798-8477.

Puyallup Police tweeted that the boy "was a special needs child who was being restrained by his Grandfather". The suspected was described as white, about 50 or 60 years old, 5-feet-6 with a medium build. He was seen wearing a blue sweatshirt and blue sweat trousers. They called 911 after the man drove the boy away in what appeared to be a gold or silver four-door sedan.

He does not attend Delong Elementary but was dropped off by a bus from the Tacoma school he does attend.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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