Police issue Amber Alert for teen girl in ‘extreme danger’ after alleged abduction

Police issue Amber Alert for teen girl in ‘extreme danger’ after alleged abduction

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The man who allegedly abducted a teenage girl in Tennessee was arrested Thursday morning, shortly after authorities issued an Amber Alert.

The FBI’s field office in Knoxville, Tennessee, announced via Twitter that Richard Tester, 52, was in custody and that Grace Olivia Galliher, 17, was found “safe.”

Tester allegedly abducted Galliher from her hometown of Bristol, Tennessee, Tuesday afternoon.

PHOTO: Richard Tester is seen here in this undated file photo.Virginia State Police
Richard Tester is seen here in this undated file photo.

PHOTO: Richard Tester is believed to be traveling with Grace Olivia Galliher in a blue 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer with the Tennessee license plate B7101V.Virginia State Police
Richard Tester is believed to be traveling with Grace Olivia Galliher in a blue 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer with the Tennessee license plate B7101V.

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PHOTO: Grace Olivia Galliher, 17, of Bristol, Tenn., was allegedly abducted by 52-year-old Richard Tester on July 24, 2018.Virginia State Police
Grace Olivia Galliher, 17, of Bristol, Tenn., was allegedly abducted by 52-year-old Richard Tester on July 24, 2018.

Tester was believed to be have been traveling with Galliher in a blue 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer with a Tennessee license plate. They were last seen Wednesday night at a motel in Marion, Virginia, about 50 miles away from the teen’s hometown, police said.

Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert for Galliher Thursday morning, saying she was believed to be in “extreme danger.”

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