AMBER Alert Canceled After Girl Allegedly Taken From LES School Found Safe

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 10-year-old girl has been found safe after police said she was abducted by her non-custodial parents from her school on the Lower East Side.

Police canceled an AMBER Alert for Celine Melanie Hicks around 2 p.m. Thursday. It’s unclear where the girl was found, but her mother, 40-year-old Jacqueline Hendricks, was taken into custody.

No other details are known.

The alert was issued earlier Thursday after police said Celine was picked up by her mother, who does not have custody, around 1 p.m. Wednesday at Castle Middle School on Henry Street. The girl currently lives with another family member, police said.

Authorities believed Celine was with her mother and her father, 42-year-old Carlos Hicks, who also does not have custody.

Police said both parents have a history of violence and said recent information had developed indicating Celine may have been in danger.

(credit: NYS AMBER Alert)

(credit: NYS AMBER Alert)

Police believed they were driving a white 4-door Chevrolet Lumina with New Mexico number: NGG506. The car was last seen traveling in the Bronx.

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