Missing 3-year-old found safe, alleged abductor still at large

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WVEC) -- A 3-year-old was safely found after an Amber Alert Monday night. 

Police issued an Amber Alert for Cayden Thomas Merchant after they believed he was abducted by James Benjamin King around 6:50 in North Chesterfield.

Thanks to tips following the Amber Alert activation, Cayden was found safely. However King is still at large. 

King is a black man, he is 5'1" tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has short black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black and dead pool insignia t-shirt and light blue jeans. 

It is unclear how King and Cayden are connected. 

Police believe King may be traveling in a red 2016 Elantra Hyundai with Virginia tags XWS-1828 towards Petersburg. 

If you have any information, call the Chesterfield Co. Police Department at (804) 748-1251.

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