UPDATE: Jermaine Rodgers is in police custody following a standoff overnight. Kurt Angle’s niece Marjani Aquil is safe.
Angle thanked the Pittsburgh Police Department, and everyone who shared the posts about the abduction.
JUST IN: 19-year-old Jermaine Rodgers in police custody after kidnapping ex-girlfriend, leading to SWAT situation. I was just told he has not been arraigned yet. His preliminary hearing is set for January 28th at 10 a.m. in Penn Hills. @WPXI pic.twitter.com/2jecoNvh58
— Mike Holden (@WPXIMikeHolden) January 17, 2019
Kurt Angle announced on Facebook this evening that his niece has been abducted.
Angle took to Facebook to make an announcement regarding the missing teen.
Hello everyone. My beautiful 16 year old niece Marjani Aquil got abducted today by a 19 year old guy. Please call the police if you have seen this girl.
Marjani Aquil, 16; 5’4″, 140 lbs., long black hair w/ blonde highlights; grey longsleeve shirt, lt. blue jeans, tan boots. Last seen Jan. 16 ~ 3 p.m. on Glenbrook Dr., Penn Hills, Allegheny Co. Abducted by Jermaine Rodgers, 19. Red Sedan. Call 911 if seen.
Pittsburgh police issued an amber alert at 8:14PM ET. Angle’s niece, Marjani Aquil was reportedly abducted from her home by her ex-boyfriend Jermaine Rodgers. He reportedly left with the girl in a red sedan.
According to police, Rodgers was arrested last March for an alleged incident where he held Aquil against her will for four days. Aquil alleged that Rodgers physically prevented her from communicating with family or friends, and he also physically assaulted her at that time.
Rodgers has been out of jail on probation.
Anyone with information is urged to call the police at 412-473-3705.