** Update – Child Located **
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a statewide Amber Alert for an 11-year-old Spring Hill boy that went missing this afternoon.
According to the Spring Hill Police Department, 11-year-old Benjamin Ross Tipton was last seen leaving his home in the Pipkin Hill’s subdivision on a blue bicycle at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. His bicycle was found at the Kroger located in Springfield.
Benjamin is an 11-year-old white male with short brown hair and hazel eyes. Tipton weighs roughly 80 pounds and stands five feet tall. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a green shirt, jean shorts, tennis shoes and was carrying a blue backpack.
The Spring Hill police department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are all assisting in the search. Authorities are using a helicopter to conduct an aerial search for the missing 11-year-old.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts, please call 911 immediately, contact the Spring Hill Police Department directly at 931-486-3269, or call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.