BREAKING NEWS: Barefoot Man Wanted for Running from Traffic Stop on I-81


State Police continue to search for this man who fled on foot after being pulled over on I-81 south at mile marker 123 in Montgomery County between Shawsville and Christiansbug.  

The man has been identified as Jose Alberto Hernandez and is described as a Hispanic who is barefoot and wearing blue jeans.  He is suspected in a kidnapping case in Harrisonburg.

Hernandez is said to have been driving a car registered to a woman who lives nearby.  Police think he lives close to the search area and are questioning people about him and where he works. 

Two passengers were in the car, but they have been released by police. 

State troopers, a tactical team, police dogs, and other agencies are searching but as of not, they ahve not found Hernandez. 

Virginia State Police says he is not considered dangerous.

If you have any information about Hernandez's whereabouts, please call 911. 


Virginia State Police are looking for a man wanted for running from a traffic stop on I-81 in the area of the 123.9 mile marker.

They said the suspect ran on foot toward Friendship Road in Montgomery County. 

He is described as a Hispanic male, wearing blue jeans, and is barefoot.

VSP and Montgomery County K-9’s are tracking the subject at this time.

Follow ABC-13 WSET for more details as they become available.


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