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Amber Alert Canceled for 7-Month Old South Carolina Boy Abducted at Gunpoint

The suspect vehicle is a a 2003 silver Ford Explorer with the South Carolina license number 516 VTY.

25-year old David Dietz
Police are looking for suspect 25-year old David Dietz
Photo: South Carolina State Police

(WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.) - Update: January 5, 2009: Georgia and South Carolina canceled the Amber Alert on Monday morning after the suspect, the victim and the victim's mother were located in Madison, Georgia. Following a standoff with police the suspect surrendered peacefully and the victims were recovered safe.

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The State of South Carolina issued an Amber Alert Sunday morning after a small boy was abducted at gunpoint in West Columbia.

The boy's mother, Eva Arce-Perez, 29 years old, was also abducted. Police say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

7-month old Allim David Dietz is a Hispanic male with brown eyes and weighs 20 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and brown pants.

The suspect, 25-year old David Dietz, is five foot eleven inches tall, he weighs 198 pounds with brownish-blond hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a black uniform with "POLICE" written on both sleeves and the back of the shirt.

The suspect vehicle is a a 2003 silver Ford Explorer with the South Carolina license number 516 VTY. Police say the Explorer may have a missing side window.

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Columbia Police Department at 803-794-0721 or dial 911.

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