NESCOPECK -- A man who allegedly abducted a girl, triggering an Amber Alert, is in custody in New York City, according to state police. Authorities said the child is safe.
State police issued an amber child abduction alert for Nescopeck in Luzerne County Friday morning for Ava Byrne, age 3, with brown hair and wearing only a diaper.
She was last seen on Vine Street in Nescopeck at 12:30 a.m. Friday.
She was reported abducted by Robert Byrne, 24. Police said Byrne is 5'9" tall, and weighs 215lbs. He has brown eyes and black hair and is driving a 2004 silver Hyundai Elantra with PA registration HKB 4681.
Anyone with information about the abduction should immediately contact the police by calling 911.