Police: Teen Abducted At Gunpoint Found Unharmed

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Amber Alert issued for a 17-year-old boy who was allegedly abducted at gunpoint in Itasca County has been canceled.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Lucas Christopher Merrill,of Onamia, was found unharmed Saturday afternoon.

Merrill was allegedly abducted at gunpoint by three men, who were dressed in jeans, black ski masks and black gloves. There were four men in the vehicle during the abduction, but only three got out and took Merrill, according to police.

The men were driving a 1990s black Suburban or Yukon-type vehicle with tinted windows.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

  • Linda

    WHEN did this happen? I read the whole article and still don’t know WHEN this happened. Whatever happened to reporting Who? What? Where? WHEN!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dave

      Sorry, Linda, but so-called journalism schools apparently don’t teach that any more. I believe it was called the lead paragraph. I think it ended about the time that Geraldo Rivera was declared a journalist. Nowadays you just write whatever comes to mind in no particular order. Where’s Lou Grant when we need him?

    • Dave

      The second paragraph on KARE-11’s website:

      “According to the alert, Lucas Christopher Merill of Onamia was abducted at gunpoint by a group of males around 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Merill was last seen near 916 NW 20th Street in Grand Rapids. “

      • Linda

        Thanks Dave! I switched over to KARE-11 right after I posted and did in fact find the information I was looking for. Thanks again!!

  • Clarence

    I agree with you Linda, but that’s the low quality reporting you get from CBS!!

  • DJAbraham

    NE Minneapolis Crime Watch & Information states this child was found unharmed and Amber alert has been cancelled.

  • Kate

    They think we won’t notice they won’t hire a journalist and are just having someone feed us AP tidbits, in no order, with no detail. Hire a writer, pay them, then call yourself a news source.

  • Sgt

    Kare11 isn’t much better

  • Kevin

    More Immigrants please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • NavyVet

      Where did this story report anything about immigrants? And he looks to be native, so I’m guessing you would most likely be the immigrant in this case!

      • Toivo Twofeathers

        The kid and another friend from the group home they lived in made up the story. There was no kidnapping, gun, adults, or vehicle.

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