Man charged in Va. AMBER Alert abduction claims to be in MS13

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WOODBRIDGE, VA. (WUSA9) - The 21-year-old man charged in the Virginia AMBER Alert abduction claims to be a member of MS-13.

Witnesses tell police he forcibly removed a 16-year-old girl from a party in Woodbridge, Virginia on Saturday.

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Around 1:45 a.m., police responded to the 14800 block of Danville Road for a possible abduction. 

Police said the victim, Sinahi Aguilar Cruz, and the suspect, Roberto Antoni Medrano-Segovia, were attending a party when witnesses say they saw them get into an argument that quickly turned physical. 

Attendees helped the victim and they separated. At his point, police said Segovia displayed a knife towards the witnesses and claimed to be a member of MS-13. 

Segovia then left the party and returned a short time later with other associates. Police said he Segovia used a sharp instrument to deflate three tires of a vehicle belonging to one of the witnesses who initially helped the victim.

Cruz and Segovia got into another argument. Witnesses tell police they saw Cruz being forcibly placed in Segovia's car. 

Detectives listed Cruz as missing and endangered and Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert. During the investigation, around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday,  police learned that Cruz and Segovia were both at an address on Barksdale Street in Woodbridge.

Officers arrived and located both the suspect and victim, both of whom provided a false identification to police.

The individuals were eventually positively identified and questioned about the incident.

The victim was unharmed and reunited with her family. 

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