AMBER ALERT canceled for 3-year-old Va. boy, suspect at large

Virginia State Police has issued an Amber Alert for a 3-year-old boy from Chesterfield, Va.

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WUSA9) - The Virginia AMBER Alert that was issued for a 3-year-old boy has been cancelled. 

Cayden Thomas Merchant was safely located after tips that police received after the AMBER Alert was activated. 

Forty-year-old James Benjamin King is still at large. Police believed Merchant was in King's custody in extreme danger. 

Police say they may be riding in a red 2016 Hyundai Elantra with Virginia license plate XWS-1828.

King is described by police as a 5'1"  black male and weighs 130 pounds. He has brown eyes and a short afro hairstyle. He was last seen wearing a Dead Pool insignia t-shirt with light-colored blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the child, suspect &/or vehicle is asked to immediately call 911 or the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251.


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