UPDATE [08-03-18 1:30 p.m. PST]: Jingjing Ma has been found safe in New York City. The FBI have taken over the investigation.
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A 12-year-old girl who landed at Reagan Washington National Airport as part of a tour group from China has been abducted and is now believed to be in “extreme danger.”
Jinjing Ma, who received her passport just before checking in, was last seen leaving the airport around 8 a.m. on Thursday, WTVR reported.
She disappeared with an unidentified, middle-aged Asian woman, who helped her change clothes.
The pair then walked into the arrivals area before going out of view surveillance cameras.
Authorities believe they entered a white Infinity QX70, a 2016 or 2018 model with unknown New York registration, WUSA 9 noted.
The car was allegedly driven by a male subject.
Ma stands at 4 feet and 11 inches, weighs 90 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans pants, and a black jacket.
According to the Washington Post, Ma was part of a tour group that had been going around U.S. schools since July 26.
Meanwhile, the suspect, approximately 40 years of age, has black hair and wore a black dress.
Virginia State Police issued an AMBER Alert following Ma’s disappearance.
“It’s really important that the community recognizes this child may be in danger,” said David Huchler, chief of police for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).
RT: #Virginia AMBER Alert: Missing 12YO Chinese female abducted from @Reagan_Airport in #NoVa by unk Asian female. Call 911. @MWAAPoliceChief @ArlingtonVaPD @MissingKids @VaDOT @VaPSHS pic.twitter.com/IwyBPyYzxs
— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) August 2, 2018
Anyone with information leading to Ma’s retrieval is asked to contact MWAA Police at 703-417-2400 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.
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