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Amber Alert: Armed Woman Sought in Abduction of 16-Year-Old Boy

The suspected abductor, Kandice Johnson, was last seen driving a 2014 black Toyota Camry, with a California license plate 7XWL023

Editor's Note: The Amber Alert has been cancelled, and police were investigating Friday night whether a crime was actually committed. Read the updated story here

Authorities issued an Amber Alert Thursday night for a 16-year-old boy who was abducted from Los Angeles by a woman considered armed and dangerous.

The boy was abducted at around 4 p.m. by 31-year-old Kandice Johnson, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

He is black, with brown eyes and black hair. He is 5-feet-8 and weighs 150 pounds. Johnson is black, with red, green and black multi-colored braided hair, police said. She is 5-foot-3 and weighs 147 pounds.

She was last seen driving a 2014 black Toyota Camry, with a California license plate 7XWL023. The stolen car belongs to the teen's mother, police said.

The boy's mother identified Johnson as the woman sought in her son's disappearance, according to the LAPD. Johnson is not related to the teen, but  is acquainted with his mother, police said.

The Amber Alert was in effect for Los Angeles and Orange counties.

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