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Amber Alert: Missing 12-year-old boy found safe

Police say they found the child, his father and the family dog in a shed not far from the father's abandoned car.

MARYLAND, USA — Maryland State Police confirmed Tuesday that a missing 12-year-old boy had been found safe after an AMBER Alert was issued Monday. 

According to police, Maxx Riley Geiger and his father Christopher Lewis Geiger, who had last been seen in Carroll County, Maryland, were located unharmed. 

Christopher Geiger was taken into custody for a medical evaluation, according to MDSP, and the previous AMBER Alert was canceled. 

"Charges are pending in this case after consulting with the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office," Maryland State Police tweeted at 11 a.m.

A black 2021 Jeep Wrangler with MD tag DV15797 was found near Carroll Community College Tuesday morning, but at that time police said Maxx and his father were not found with the vehicle.

The child was found with his father and the family dog in a shed about a half-mile away from the abandoned jeep, according to police.

Police do not yet know how long the child, father and dog were in the shed.

Police say they are still investigating the reason for why the child was taken and that this is an ongoing investigation. 


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