SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An 11-year-old girl was found safe and a suspect has been arrested after an Amber Alert was issued Wednesday, Massachusetts State Police said.

Charlotte Moccia of Springfield was recovered by troopers on the turnpike in Charlton after a motorist reported seeing the car she was in, state police spokesman David Procopio said.

A preliminary investigation suggested the girl was forced into a blue car by a man about 1:30 p.m. after getting off the school bus.

She is a student at Hampden Charter School of Science, which also issued a statement about her apparent kidnapping.

The victim had no apparent injuries but was being checked out by medical officials as a precaution.

The suspect was taken to the state police Charlton Barracks for booking.

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