Updated 3:35 p.m.
An 8-year-old boy abducted from his school yesterday has been located safe, and his father is in custody for the kidnapping.
Master Sgt. Steve Bishop with the Bel-Nor police department in north St. Louis County says Von Harrell took his son, Luvell Dukes, from school on Thursday afternoon. He says the mother was told by a different, unidentified police department to wait to see if the boy would return home. Bishop says Bel-Nor issued the AMBER Alert around 12:45 p.m. after learning that the father had made threatening statements.
Bishop says Harrell was arrested in north St. Louis.
Will be updated with latest details as we know them.
An Amber Alert for a has been issued in Bel Nor. Here are the details via AmberAlert.com. Photos are in the slideshow above:
Abducted was Luvell Maurice Dukes, an 8 year old black male, 3'06" 43 lbs., black hair and brown eyes. The suspect is believed to be Von Harrell, a 30 year old black male, 5'08" 155 lbs., black hair and brown eyes. The suspect vehicle is a grey 2007 Chevrolet Impala bearing Missouri registration MG3Z8W. Anyone seeing the victim, suspect or vehicle or anyone having any information related to the abduction should immediately dial 911 or call the Bel Nor Police Department at 314-381-2971.