Police canceled an Amber Alert for a 14-year-old girl abducted at knifepoint Wednesday morning in Chandler, after the girl was found safe about 10 a.m. by a Department of Public Safety highway patrol officer on Interstate 8, just east of the California border.
The gold two-door Honda was spotted by the officer about 10 a.m. After a short pursuit, Nelson Alveno Flores, 21, was arrested. Police used road spikes about two or three times to stop the car. Calfornia Highway Patrol had been called to assist in case the suspect crossed the state line.
Yeni Elizabeth Guerrero will be returned to her family as soon as possible, police said.
The AMBER Alert was issued about 8 a.m. after Guerrero was kidnapped near a bus stop. Another teen used a cell phone to call 911.
Tempe Union High School District spokeswoman Linda Littell said Guerrero's parents know the suspect and told police he had been stalking their daughter. Littell said Corona del Sol administrators would send a letter home to parents on Wednesday reminding them and their children to remain alert at bus stops.
The Amber Alert is the 44th one issued in Arizona since the system was started statewide in 2002. In every case, the child has been found alive and safe.