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Update: College Station girl found safe after AMBER Alert Wednesday

Authorities have confirmed that the 7-year-old girl has been found safe and the suspect is in custody.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A regional AMBER Alert was issued Wednesday for a missing 7-year-old girl from the Bryan-College Station area. She was recently confirmed to be safe by authorities.

Prior to the alert, the child was last seen in at approximately 7 p.m. in the 700 block of Scott & White Drive of College Station. At the time of the alert, authorities believed the child to be in danger of death or serious bodily injury and heading towards the Texas/Mexico border.

The suspect, 36-year-old Pedro Aranda Jimenez, was located in Jim Hogg County near the U.S./Mexico border in a 2005 Dodge Durango after a warrant was issued for his arrest. At 6:45 p.m. on Wed, authorities announced that the child had been safely located and the suspect had been placed in custody.

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