Amber Alert search ends in Centre County


Pennsylvania State Police say they have found 6-year-old Aylin Hernandez safe, after she was believed to have been taken from the scene of a fatal stabbing at her home in Bridgeport, Connecticut Friday morning. 

The suspect in that stabbing, Oscar Hernandez, was arrested after a crash Interstate 99 in Benner Township.  A State Trooper was also involved in that three-car crash.

According to WTNH-TV Bridgeport police say after receiving multiple 911 calls of a dispute, officers responded to a “horrific” scene on Greenwood Street around 2:45 a.m. where two people were stabbed. Police say that it is Aylin’s mother who was found dead at the scene.

Just after 4:30 a.m., an Amber Alert was issued, and area agencies immediately began looking for the child.  Aylin is believed to be with her father, 39-year-old Oscar Hernandez, who police say fled their Greenwood Street home following the homicide.

Around 11:00 a.m. a State Trooper from the Philipsburg Barracks observed a silver Hyundai Sonata, the car that was released in the Amber Alert.

That Trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Hernandez refused to pull over and a pursuit began.

The chase ended after Hernandez struck a truck trailer on I-99.

He was arrested and taken to the hospital for treatment.  The six-year-old girl was not injured.



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