Update: Monday, 10:35 p.m.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office reports that “the situation has been resolved.” The boy is reportedly a special needs child who was restrained by his grandfather.
Amber Alert has been canceled as child was found. He was a special needs child who was being restrained by his Grandfather. This was a Tacoma Police incident. Thanks for helping spread the word. Better to be safe than sorry.
— Puyallup Police (@PuyallupPD) May 1, 2018
This continues to be a developing story.
A 10-year-old boy was reportedly dragged into a car by a suspect who duct-taped him in view of his elementary school classmates.
The News Tribune reports that students at DeLong Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, called 911 to report seeing a middle-aged man drag a boy into his car after duct-taping parts of his body together.
“He was duct taping his legs together and possibly his hands to his thighs,” Tacoma Police Department spokesperson Loretta Cool told the news outlet.
The boy has not been identified, as no missing persons reports have been filed in connection to the presumed abduction.
The student witnesses reportedly filmed cell phone video of the scene and called 911. The suspect was reportedly driving a gold sedan that fits the description of a Toyata Camry.
According to BNO News, the suspected kidnapper is a white male who appears to be in his fifties. He is reportedly about five feet, six inches tall with a medium build and a grey beard. He was last seen wearing a red checkered flannel shirt, blue jeans, a ten fedora hat, and sunglasses.
The unidentified child is reportedly white with dark hair and a slim build. He was wearing blue sweat pants and a blue sweat top.
Anyone with information or who has witnessed a possible sighting is urged to call 911 or the Tacoma Police Department/Crimestopppers at (253) 591-5959.