Police cancel Amber Alert for missing NYC girl

Celine Hicks was abducted Wednesday around 1 p.m. from her biological mother, Jacqueline Hendricks.

Police say Celine Hicks has black hair and

Police say Celine Hicks has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a yellow school uniform shirt in Manhattan on Tuesday.

MANHATTAN - Police have canceled an Amber Alert for a missing 10-year-old from New York City.

News 12 Long Island has learned Celine Hicks has been found and is safe.

Police said Hicks was abducted Wednesday around 1 p.m. from her biological mother, Jacqueline Hendricks.

Officials said that Hendricks doesn't have custody of her and wasn't safe when with her mother.

Authorities said the girl was kidnapped from her school in Manhattan, and believed they could have been in the Bronx, Hendricks' last known address.

Officials also believe that the missing girl's father, Carlos Hicks, may have also been tied to the kidnapping. Celine currently lives with another family member.

Police said Hicks is being taken to the hospital.  They did not reveal where she was found or what hospital she is in.

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