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Amber Alert sent over cellphones for 12-year-old Long Beach boy

Amber Alert sent over cellphones for 12-year-old Long Beach boy
An Amber Alert was issued Monday for a 12-year-old Long Beach boy. (Ruben Vives / Los Angeles Times)

The California Highway Patrol sent out an Amber Alert on Monday over cellphones for a Long Beach boy allegedly abducted from his home by his mother.

The victim was identified as Nicholas Johnston, 12, described as white with blond hair and blue eyes, 4-feet-8 inches tall and about 80 pounds.

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CHP officials say the boy was abducted on Thursday by his mother, Sri Johnston, 49, who is white with brown hair and brown eyes, about 5 feet tall and 125 pounds.

She was last seen driving a tan 1998 Saturn four-door with California license plate 4AUU679.

The alert was sent to cellphones around 1:20 p.m., shortly after the CHP made the announcement through its Twitter account.

The Long Beach Police Department could not be reached for comment.

Twitter: @latvives

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