Massachusetts police rescued an 11-year-old girl hours after she was kidnapped after getting off the school bus Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities said Charlotte Moccia, of Springfield, was abducted at about 1:26 p.m. shortly after she got off the school bus and was forced into a dark-blue Honda.
Police issued an Amber Alert and released photos of the girl and the suspect car.
Officers started receiving 911 calls at around 7:15 p.m. from motorists on the Massachusetts Turnpike, who spotted the car near Brimfield, about half an hour from Springfield.
Officers responded to a construction site along the turnpike and funneled traffic into one lane, and then slowed the traffic to a crawl.
The officers spotted the suspect car and stopped it.
Charlotte was seated in the back seat and the suspect in the driver’s seat with a knife visible in the pocket of the door.
One of the officers got Charlotte out of the car while two others removed the suspect at gunpoint.
The girl had no apparent injuries but was transported to a hospital for precautionary measures.
The suspect remains in custody.