Bridgeport police tout effectiveness of Amber Alert

Police say the Amber Alert issued in several states for a missing Bridgeport 6-year-old proved effective Friday.

Police say the Amber Alert issued in several states for a missing Bridgeport 6-year-old proved effective Friday. (2/24/17)

BRIDGEPORT - Police say the Amber Alert issued in several states for a missing Bridgeport 6-year-old proved effective Friday.

Authorities broadcast the alert for Aylin Sofia Hernandez less than an hour after they found her mother dead and another woman severely injured at a Greenwood Street home at 2:45 a.m.

Bridgeport police say when an Amber Alert is issued the FBI and United States Marshals also become involved. The system began in 1996 to help find missing and abducted children.

The initial alert took effect in Connecticut and the tri-state area within minutes. It later expanded to as far away as Maryland, Indiana and Ohio.

Pennsylvania State Police found the missing girl and arrested her father in connection with her abduction and her mother's death.

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