Man who allegedly abducted teen girl prompting Amber Alert claims MS-13 gang affiliation, police say

- The man whose alleged abduction of a teen girl triggered an Amber Alert Sunday claimed to be a member of a violent street gang and gave a false name to police when he was located, authorities say.

Twenty-one-year-old Roberto Antoni Medrano-Segovia is accused of forcing 16-year-old Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz into his vehicle and driving off after the two were allegedly involved in an argument at a party early Sunday morning in Woodbridge.

Authorities say witnesses told them Medrano-Segovia claimed to be a MS-13 gang member and was armed with a knife at the party. They say he left and later returned to slash the tires of another person's vehicle before allegedly forcing Aguilar-Cruz into his car and driving off.

Both were found unharmed around 2 p.m. the same day at a house on Barksdale Street in Woodbridge. Police say they both provided false identification to officers and that Sinahi Aguilar was reunited with her family after her identity was discovered.

Medrano-Segovia was arrested and faces charges of abduction, gang participation, destruction of property and providing a false name to law enforcement. He is being held without bond at this time.

Medrano-Segovia is believed to be in the United States illegally as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has lodged a detainer on Medrano-Segovia.

He has a court date scheduled for November 7. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

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