AMBER alert canceled after 2-year-old abducted from Giles County church found safe

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UPDATE 1:49 p.m. 5/3/21: The Giles County Sheriff’s Office said 2-year-old Noah Gabriel Trout, who was abducted over the weekend, has been found safe.

According to the Giles County Sheriff’s Office, Trout is now in the hands of FBI agents and VSP Tactical Team members in Alleghany County.

The sheriff’s office plans to hold another news briefing at 4 p.m. with more details. Stay with us for updates.

“Thanks again to our partners with the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Virginia State Police, VA ABC Enforcement, Pearisburg Police Department, and NCMEC,” the Giles County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook.

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GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR/WRIC) — Virginia State Police issued an AMBER Alert on behalf of the Giles County Sheriff’s Office following the abduction of a young boy — who is believed to be in extreme danger — from a church’s nursery on Sunday.

According to police, Noah Gabriel Trout was lead away from the Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead, Virginia Sunday morning by an unidentified woman. Officals said Noah has blonde hair, blue eyes, and is about 33 pounds.

While police initially reported Trout was wearing a gray shirt and orange jacket, the Giles County Sheriff’s Office provided an update overnight saying that Trout changed into a royal blue shirt with a print of a tie on it similar to the one in this photograph before he went to church.

The suspect has not been identified but was seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, and a black hat. The two may be in a dark-colored van or SUV. According to authorities, the vehicle could be heading to West Virginia.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Giles County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 921-3842.

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