Authorities have arrested a suspect in the case of a missing Alabama college student. Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, of Montgomery, Alabama, was taken into custody in Florida early Friday morning. He is being held at the local county jail, according to Andrew Hobbs of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Yazeed was wanted on a kidnapping charge in connection with the disappearance of Aniah Haley Blanchard, a 19-year-old student at Southern Union State Community College who was last seen October 23 at a convenience store in Auburn, Alabama. Police believe she was a victim of foul play. Security footage showed Yazeed inside the convenience store at the time Blanchard was last seen.
Yazeed was driving from Alabama into Florida and tried to flee the officers attempting to arrest him. He was eventually arrested in the Pensacola area.