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A teen abducted by a gunman Friday morning while waiting at a school bus stop was found safe a few hours later, officials said. The unidentified gunman was still at large.
Clay Moore, 13, was kidnapped shortly before 9 a.m. as he was in the street, the child closest to the gunman's red or maroon pickup truck, said Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells. An Amber Alert was quickly issued and authorities moved to identify all sex offenders in the area.
The suspect -- who police say was described as either Hispanic or a white male "with a dark tan" -- approached the bus stop Friday morning, according to Wells.
Other children at the bus stop told police Clay resisted getting into the suspect's red, early-model, extended-cab pickup truck.
Police searched rural areas around Parrish, about 25 miles south of Tampa. Even jail personnel were tapped to participate in the search, Wells said.
The suspect is described as 5-feet-6 with a medium build. Witnesses told police he was wearing blue jeans, a blue-and-tan-striped long-sleeve shirt and sunglasses.