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Glenn Heights Teen Found in Dallas: Police

The police said three girls were walking home when a white van with four men pulled up and took one of the girls

A 17-year-old girl reported missing Saturday evening after being snatched off the street has been found safe in Dallas, police said.

According to investigators, Keidra Kirby's grandmother called 911 to report that the family had received a call from the teen.

"This morning Keidra was able to contact her parents and provide her location, which was at a residence in the 3800 block of Gannon in Dallas," Glenn Heights Police Chief Phillip Prasifka said Sunday. "Keidra was located by the Glenn Heights detectives and Texas Rangers."

Tawanna Kirby, Keidra's mother, spoke at a Sunday press conference and thanked the community, police and her church family for their support.

"I'm so happy my daughter is home safe," Kirby said. "Please understand that we're healing, and our daughter, she's healing, and please just understand, we do want privacy at this time," she added.

Police did not provide any further details and Prasifka said Sunday the 17-year-old's kidnapping "remains an active investigation."

Kirby was reportedly abducted while walking home with two friends at about 7 p.m. in the 400 block of Star Gazer Drive.[[376883791,R]]

According to Glenn Heights Sgt. David Jackson, a white panel van with three men pulled up alongside the group. Two masked men, wearing all black, jumped out and pulled Kirby into the van, Jackson said.

"The fact they did this in broad daylight is astounding," Jackson said. "It's highly populated, and there's a lot of foot traffic in that area. It's a good neighborhood," Jackson added.

"I'm scared, I'm nervous, but all I can do is wait," said Tawanna Kirby, Keidra's mother. "I'll be up all night. I'm not going to bed."

Police said that the van had dark tinted windows, dual rear doors, and there was an equipment rack on top of the van.

When asked if there is a safety risk, Prasifka said police are still trying to identify suspects. "We do not believe that there is a safety risk to the community," said Prasifka.

Prasifka asked that anyone with information that could help with the investigation call 972-223-3478.

Please check back for more updates on this developing story. NBC 5's Chris Jose contributed to this report.

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