'Dangerous' Suspect Arrested in Aniah Blanchard Disappearance, Alabama Teen Still Missing

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A suspect described by police as "dangerous" has been arrested in the disappearance of Alabama college student Aniah Haley Blanchard.

Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, as the 19-year-old remains missing. Blanchard disappeared on Oct. 23 and was last seen at a gas station in Auburn. 

Her family reported her missing the next day, and that Friday, police found Blanchard’s SUV, which had been damaged.

Police said they suspected foul play was involved. 

Yazeed, who is from Alabama, had previously been captured on surveillance camera at the same gas station Blanchard was last seen, according to authorities.

Yazeed was out on bond at the time of his arrest Thursday night on separate charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, and first-degree robbery. He had not entered a plea in that case but his bond has been revoked due to the new charges, according to authorities.

Police said Yazeed fled from them before he was captured on Interstate 10 in Escambia, Florida. 

“When we arrived, the suspect fled the area, but he was located by Escambia sheriff's officers and marshals in a wooded area near the exit,” Escambia Sheriff's Major Andrew Hobbs said. 

 Yazeed's booking photo showed a swollen left eye. It is not clear if he has an attorney.


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