BREAKING: Suspect in Blanchard kidnapping arrested in Florida


Escambia County, Fla (WRBL)- 30-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed of Montgomery, Alabama, has been arrested by Florida authorities.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office tells News 3 they received a call last night from U-S Marshals to help with an arrest.

Major Andrew Hobbs with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says Yazeed was caught on I-10 at the Pine Forrest exit in Pensacola.

He was booked into the Escambia County jail at 2:32 this morning.

Authorities were looking for him in the kidnapping of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard in Auburn. U.S. Marshals and local authorities had been searching for him since police say they spotted him on surveillance camera at the convenience store where Blanchard was last seen.

We are working to learn more. Stay with News 3 for further details on this developing story.

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