What to Know
- An Amber Alert has been issued for a 12-year-old girl who was abducted in Hudson Falls Wednesday
- Authorities believe her abductors may be headed to New York City; she was last seen wearing light red jeans and a white tank top
- The NYPD found the red Ford Mustang they were looking for late Thursday, but the girl is still missing last seen by the Staten Island Ferry
Police are searching for an approximately 12-year-old girl who may have been abducted in Hudson Falls Wednesday, and whose kidnappers may be headed to New York City, officials say.
An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for Malaya Johnson, a black girl with long, brown hair and brown eyes who stands at around 5 feet and weighs around 115 pounds. She is estimated to be around 12 years old.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says Johnson was abducted near Oak Street in Hudson Falls around 3 p.m. Wednesday, and the persons who abducted her may be heading to New York City.
Johnson was last seen wearing light red jeans, a white tank top and a light colored backpack with a design.
Police were searching for a red, two-door Ford Mustang with Pennsylvania license plate No. KCG8950. Officials said late Thursday that the car had been recovered by the NYPD and that it was occupied by two Hispanic men. It wasn't clear where the NYPD intercepted the vehicle.
The girl, however, is still missing and was last seen in the area of the Staten Island Ferry sometime between 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday.
Johnson was taken "under circumstances that lead police to believe that she is in imminent danger of serious physical injury and/or death," the state said.