Amber Alert: Boy, 6, taken from father's West Virginia home

Akexton Steele  was taken from his home Thursday night, police said.
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Akexton Steele was taken from his home Thursday night, police said.

Credit: WPXI.com

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An Amber Alert was issued in West Virginia after a 6-year-old boy was taken from his father’s home, officials said.

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Akexton Steele was taken from the home in Ohio County about 9 p.m. after family members of his father’s estranged ex-wife used an ax to break in, officials said. There was then a confrontation with the father, Zachary Steele, who was threatened with a knife.

The boy was put in a maroon 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 with West Virginia license plate 3EX990.

Authorities believe the suspects are traveling to Marshall County, West Virginia.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or West Virginia State Police at 304-234-3664.