Four children for whom an Amber alert was sounded in McKees Rock found safe, alleged abductor on the run

According to police, the suspect, identified as Rodney Edward Copeland, is believed to be in a 2004 gold Ford Excursion with plate JZX3178.


                            Four children for whom an Amber alert was sounded in McKees Rock found safe, alleged abductor on the run

The four children who were reportedly abducted in McKees Rocks around 4:30 p.m on Friday have been found safe.

Earlier an Amber Alert was activated for the four children in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania.

The children were identified as Tazhiaa Copeland, 5 - black female, black hair, brown eyes and was wearing a white shirt, red pants flower print shoes. Tashii Copeland, 6 -- black female, black hair, brown eyes, wearing red shorts and a black/white flowered shirt. Rhozyii Copeland, 3 -- black male, black hair, brown eyes, wearing blue jeans and a white shirt with orange and red stripes. And Rodney Copeland, 5 -- black male, black hair, brown eyes, wearing blue jeans and a blue collared shirt.

According to Pittsburgh's Action News 4, their grandfather said the suspect, Rodney Edward Copeland, dropped the children off to him without saying anything about abducting them. He said he came to see the Amber Alert on his phone and realized Copeland had abducted the children. He then took the children to the police.

Rodney Copeland. Source: Police Handout

 

Police said that the children were reportedly abducted by Copeland, 28, from Carson Street, and he is believed to be driving a 2004 gold Ford Excursion with plate JZX3178. Copeland is described as a light-skinned black male, around 5 feet, 6 inches tall, has black hair in a ponytail and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediatley.