Amber Alert Cancelled For Teen Taken At Gunpoint During Robbery

Authorities found 16-year-old Harlea Hunter Webster, who was forced from a Knoxville apartment by an unknown suspect at about 2 a.m. Thursday.
Authorities have located 16-year-old Harlea Hunter Webster.
Authorities have located 16-year-old Harlea Hunter Webster.

Update: 12:02 p.m. -- Harlea Hunter Webster was found safe Thursday morning. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has cancelled the Amber Alert. The search for the suspect is ongoing, according to Knoxville Police Department. 


An Amber Alert has been issued for a 16-year-old girl police say was abducted by an armed intruder during a robbery in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Authorities say Harlea Hunter Webster was forced at gunpoint from an apartment on Townview Drive at about 2 a.m. Thursday after an unknown man broke in and demanded money.

When the man did not get what he wanted, he held a gun to Webster's head and took her from the apartment, according to police. The pair was seen leaving the area on foot.

The teen was last seen wearing a red shirt, gray jacket, gray sweat pants and a dark gray beanie cap. She is described as white, with dyed black hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds.

Webster's alleged abductor is described as an African-American male in his mid-30s, with long dreadlocks. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs between 220 and 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing black pants and a black hoodie sweatshirt.

Authorities said the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him is urged to call 911.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-824-3463 or the Knoxville Police Department at 865-215-7212.

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