KBI: Error in Amber Alert issued for Texas teen

An Amber Alert that was issued last night for a missing Texas teen – turned out to be false.

Mark Malick, from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation says an alert for 15-year-old Nomei “Mimi” Velazquez was canceled Wednesday morning – when it was found out that a cell phone ping was mis-read.

Around 10:00pm Tuesday, an alert went out saying the teen’s phone was pinged in the around interstate 35 near Lenexa.

Malick says that was an error by Texas authorities.

He says after checking it out – her phone actually pinged to the Lubbock, Texas area.

The alert in Kansas was canceled at 8:00am Wednesday.

The KBI says there is no evidence the teen or her phone were even in the Kansas area.

The girl has been missing from Texas since Monday.

Malick says this is the first time he has seen an error when it comes to an Amber Alert.

He says last night, the KBI call center was “flooded” with tips after the alert was issued.

The Texas Department of Public safety reports just before 5:00pm Wednesday, Velazquez was found. The department isn’t releasing any further details.

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