An Amber Alert has been issued for a young girl who witnesses say was abducted from outside a junior high school in Newburgh, police said Wednesday. Gus Rosendale has more.
Police in the Hudson Valley say no one has filed a missing person report for a 5-year-old girl who was witnesses said was snatched near a school and forced into a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon.
An amber alert remains in effect for the child. Police describe the child as about 5 years old with long, black hair. She is about 3 feet tall and was wearing a bright pink shirt with short sleeves.
Two men allegedly grabbed the child outside of South Junior High School on 33 Monument St. in Newburgh at about 3:50 p.m.
Police continued their search late into Thursday morning.
Witnesses told Newburgh police that two men snatched the girl, covered her mouth to stop her screaming and pulled her into a dark-colored pickup truck that may have had green writing on it.
Anyone with any information on the alleged abduction is asked to call Newburgh Police at (866) NYS-AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.