RAEFORD, N.C. -- The Hoke County Sheriff`s Office has cacelled an Amber Alert for 12-year-old Pacen Ryan Joyce.

According to the Sheriff's Office, his mother, Karen Gardner Joyce, had abducted him. She is a 46-year-old white woman who is 5 feet 1 inches tall, and weighs 150 pounds.

Officials said the abduction took place at 175 Secretariat Court in Raeford. Authorities found Joyce late Thursday at his mother's home. Police were able to locate Pacen and cancelled the Amber Alert.

Authorities have not released anymore information on this incident.

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