UPDATE as of 7:30 p.m. Mother and child were found safe in Spokane, according to amberalert.com.
INITIAL REPORT: A Yakima Amber Alert reached the South Sound Tuesday night.
Tacoma cellphone users reported getting messages about 6 p.m. about missing 3-year-old Lupita Tellez and 20-year-old mother Vivianna Cruz.
Both were seen being forced into a vehicle about 10:15 a.m., but the neighbor who saw them didn’t talk to police until returning from school, six hours later, Yakima police spokesman Mike Bastinelli said.
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“They could be anywhere,” he said.
The suspect is 18-year-old Kyle Arellano, according to the Amber Alert.
He is Hispanic, has black hair and brown eyes, and is 6 foot 3 and 260 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
Cruz and Lupita were forced into a silver 2000 Mitsubishi Galant four door, Washington license plate AUP4936.
They are also Hispanic.
Lupita has shoulder length black hair, brown eyes, and is 2 foot 6 and 30 pounds.
Cruz was last seen wearing a black sweater and black pants.
Anyone with information should call 911.