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PA Amber Alert Cancelled, Teen Returned Home

An Amber alert is cancelled for a teen who was kidnapped in Wilkes-Barre...

Wilkes Barre police say 16-year-old Jenea Patterson was found in the area of Wilkes-Barre general hospital and returned to her family earlier today.

Yesterday police responded to an area of mineral springs in reference to an assault and kidnapping.

An extensive investigation was initiated in Wilkes Barre by several agencies including Wilkes-Barre police, FBI Scranton office, and the US Marshal's office.
police are identifying the suspect as 21-year-old Walter Lewis.

Police say Lewis attempted to flee officers and threw a weapon to the ground.
he was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

The teen was not harmed. Lewis is facing an outstanding kidnapping warrant, weapons charges and a capias warrant issued by Luzerne county.