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Amber Alert canceled after teen abducted in Topeka found safe; 1 in custody

Posted: 6:58 AM, Nov 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-22 11:28:12-05
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An Amber Alert that was issued out of Topeka early Thursday morning was canceled after the teen was found safe.

Shaquan Mitchell, 16, was located unharmed. One suspect is in police custody. A second suspect remains unknown and has not been identified. 

The Kansas Bureau of Investigations issued the alert early Thursday morning. Authorities said Mitchell was taken by two suspects who entered a home in the 1100 block of SW Woodhull Road in Topeka just before 1 a.m.

One of the two suspects was identified as 19-year-old Trevon Williams.

Mitchell, described as 6 feet tall and 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

Authorities said Williams, described as 6 feet 3 inches tall and 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, was wearing an all-black outfit with a blue bandana concealing his face at the time of the abduction.

The second suspect’s identity wasn’t known, but he was described as wearing a red hooded sweatshirt that was pulled up to cover his face.

Witnesses saw the suspects and victim leave the home on foot with a television.

The KBI said it activated the wireless cellular alert just after 6 a.m. Thursday for Shawnee, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Wabunsee and Osage counties in Kansas. 

Anyone with information is asked to call local law enforcement or the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 368-9200.