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Police say Virginia infant kidnapped by registered sex offender found safe

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DANVILLE, Va. -

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Latest on the suspected kidnapping of an infant girl at knifepoint in Virginia (all times local):
 
1:20 p.m.
 
Authorities say a 7-month-old Virginia infant who had been kidnapped by her sex offender father has been found safe.
 
The Danville Police Department in Virginia says in a Tuesday news release that Emma Grace Kennedy has been found in North Carolina and her father has been arrested.
 
The release says the girl appears to be in good health and was being evaluated in a hospital.
 
Police say Emma was taken by her father, 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy, at a convenience store in Danville on Sunday. Kennedy is registered as a sex offender in North Carolina
 
Virginia State Police had issued an Amber Alert saying the infant faced "extreme danger."
 
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11 a.m.
 
Authorities in North Carolina and Virginia are following up on tips as they search for a 7-month-old girl they say was abducted at knifepoint from the baby's mother.
 
Police in Danville, Virginia, said Emma Grace Kennedy was taken by her father, 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy at a convenience store near the North Carolina state line.
 
Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert saying the infant faces "extreme danger."
 
An update Monday night said Kennedy may have been spotted in Seven Springs, southeast of Raleigh, and could be headed to Oak Island on the North Carolina coast.
 
Authorities said Carl Kennedy is registered as a sex offender in Asheboro, North Carolina.

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An Amber Alert has been issued for a 7-month-old girl who police say was abducted by a registered sex offender at a gas station in Virginia.
  
News outlets cite the alert issued by Virginia State Police, which says Emma Grace Kennedy and 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy could be headed to North Carolina, following the Sunday night kidnapping.
  
According to the alert, Carl Kennedy was armed with a knife when he assaulted the infant's mother at a Kwik Stop and took the girl. Police have not disclosed a possible relationship between Carl Kennedy and Emma Kennedy.
  
Authorities say Carl Kennedy is registered as a sex offender in North Carolina, and is currently out of jail on a $250,000 bond for drug distribution.

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