Amber Alert issued for Springfield girl who may have been abducted on way home from school

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (WHDH) - Massachusetts State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 11-year-old girl who may have been abducted in Springfield as she returned home from school on Wednesday, officials said.

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The girl may have been abducted as she returned home from Hampden Charter School, according to the Springfield Police Department.

She was last seen being forced into a car by a white or Hispanic man in the area of Princeton and Amherst streets around 1:30 p.m., state police said.

A white or light-skinned woman was behind the wheel of the blue or dark-colored Honda with dark tinted windows that is believed to be involved. The car is also said to have distinctive aftermarket rims and a moonroof.

She is described as 4 feet, 2 inches tall, about 60 pounds, with long brown hair. She may be wearing a white jacket, khaki pants, and a dark shirt with her school logo on it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 911.

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