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State Police Issue Amber Alert For Ill. Girl, 3

LANSING, Ill. (AP) -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old girl who authorities say was taken by her father, who does not have custody.

   The Illinois State Police said in a statement that Saniya Randel-El was taken from an apartment in the Chicago suburb of Lansing on Thursday evening.

   Authorities say the girl was taken by her father, 27-year-old Marcus Randel-El. Police also say he is armed with a pistol.

   They did not have information about a vehicle.

   Saniya is three feet tall, 41 pounds and has braided black hair in a ponytail with a green hairbow. She was not wearing shoes or a coat.