January 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM
UPDATE: 8-year-old Kent girl found safe after Amber Alert issued
UPDATE 9:10 P.M.| The 8-year-old an Amber Alert was issued for today has been found safe, according to Kent police.
She was dropped off at the house of someone known by the girl, where she has already been reunited with her mother.
Her father, Hung Bao Nguyen, is still at large and considered dangerous. The Kent Police Department asks that anyone who sees him immediately call 911.
An Amber Alert has been issued for an 8-year-old Kent girl who police say has been missing since her father took her after a domestic dispute Wednesday afternoon. He is wanted for felony harassment, second-degree arson and assault.
The girl has straight black hair with reddish highlights, brown eyes, is of Vietnamese descent, weighs about 45 pounds and is 3-foot-5. She was last seen wearing a white jacket, jeans and green shoes.
Her father Hung Bao Nguyen, 37, has black hair, brown eyes, weighs about 145 pounds and is 5-foot-6. He was last seen wearing a T-shirt and jeans. Police warn that he should not be approached.
The girl was last seen at her Kent East Hill home in the 10300 block of Southeast 264th Street.
The Kent Police Department says officers initially responded to that residence Wednesday afternoon after getting calls about a violent dispute between the girl’s mother, who lives at the home, and her father, who lives in Renton. When they arrived, Hung Nguyen had already fled the scene with his daughter, but the mother did not tell that to officers.
As detectives investigated the situation more, they discovered the girl had been taken without permission at the time of the dispute and her safety became a concern, according to Kent police.
His vehicle is described as a black 1998 Ford F-150 with Washington state license plate number B27504V.
Anyone with more information about either of them is asked to call the Kent Police Department at 253-850-1213 or 911.
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