AMBER Alert canceled after 3-year-old girl taken by mom located

Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police

(WTNH) — Police in Massachusetts have canceled an AMBER Alert from Worcester on Wednesday night after the 3-year-old girl was found safe.

According to the AMBER alert, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Ella Abbott was taken from 339 Greenwood Street in Worcester by her mother, Leeann Rickheit. Rickheit made threats to harm the child on Wednesday night, police say.

However, police say Ella Abbott has been found safe. They did not release any further details.

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Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police

Officers described Ella Abbott as a 3-year-old white female with brown hair, brown eyes. They say she is 3 feet all and weighs approximately 40 pounds. Officers say she was last seen wearing a purple or dark colored top.

2017 08 09ellaabbott AMBER Alert canceled after 3 year old girl taken by mom located
Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police

Police say Leeann Rickheit is described as a 38-year-old white female with light brown hair and blue eyes. They say she is 5’11” tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds.

Officials believed Rickheit was driving a blue 2007 Hyundai Sonata bearing a Massachusetts registration of 4PG367. They say she has history in the Charlton area and was thought to be recently traveling on the Mass. Pike in that area. It’s unclear where the child was found.

2017 08 09amberalertcar1 AMBER Alert canceled after 3 year old girl taken by mom located
Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police

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