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Update: Statewide Amber Alert canceled; abducted 16-year-old found safe

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Update: Marjani Aquil was found safe and the Amber alert canceled early Thursday morning. According to CBS Pittsburgh, police rescued Aquil from a home in McKeesport, and she was taken to the hospital for what appeared to be minor injuries. Jermaine Laquay Rodgers was taken into custody after a two-hour standoff with police.

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for 16-year-old Marjani Aquil, of Penn Hills, Allegheny County.

Penn Hills police Chief Howard Burton told the Tribune-Review that Aquil was last seen at her home at her home on Glenbrook Drive at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the alert, issued officially at 8:14 p.m., Aquil is believed to have been abducted by Jermaine Laquay Rodgers, 19. Burton described Rogers to the Tribune-Review as a former boyfriend of Aquil’s. He is believed to be armed.

Aquil is described as a black female with long black hair with blonde highlights, who’s 5 feet, 4 inches tall, and 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray, long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and tan boots. Rogers is described as a black male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes, driving an older red sedan.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 911 or Allegheny County Dispatch at 412-473-3705.

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