Updated: April 14, 2018 4:27 PM ET | Originally published: April 14, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

A missing 16-year-old girl whom authorities say was taken Friday by an armed man in Forsyth, Georgia, was found safe on Saturday after an Amber Alert was issued.

Authorities said the 16-year-old, Alyssa Cole, was taken by 19-year-old Steven Meyer. Meyer is Cole’s boyfriend, whom her parents told her not to see, according to an NBC affiliate. Police had said that Meyer may be armed with a 9 mm pistol that was found to be missing from the Cole home, and an AR-15 rifle Meyer owns, according to the network. Police said Cole left a message for her parents that she and Meyer were heading to Arkansas.

Cole and Meyer were both found walking in McDonough, Georgia, at about 2:30 p.m., a Monroe County sheriff told The Telegraph.


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