SPRINGFIELD — An 11-year-old girl who is believed to have been forced into a car and abducted on her way home from school on Wednesday has been found.

Charlotte Moccia was found in a vehicle heading eastbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike Wednesday evening. Massachusetts State Police flooded the area after a motorist called 911 to report seeing a vehicle matching the description given in the Amber Alert.

A man found in the vehicle is facing charges: 24-year-old Miguel Rodriguez, of Springfield, Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood said.

Moccia has no apparent injuries, Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said.

Moccia, a student at the Hampden Charter School of Science, was walking from the bus near the intersection on Amherst and Princeton Street at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when she was believed to have forced into a car and abducted, state police said.

Police put out an Amber Alert and pulled over dozens of cars that matched the description of a blue or dark-colored Honda that may have been involved in the crime.



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