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Michaele Salahi abducted? No, reality TV star is in Tenn. with rock band Journey

Michaele Salahi's husband says she was abducted
Tareq Salahi (L) and Michaele Salahi attend the Bud Light Hotel Playboy Party. Getty Images/Jordan Strauss

(CBS/AP) FRONT ROYAL, Va. - The husband of White House gate crasher and "Real Housewives of D.C." star, Michaele Salahi, reported to police that he believed his wife had been abducted.

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But officials on Wednesday said Michaele assured them she was "where she wanted to be" and was reportedly with the rock band Journey in Tennessee.

Warren County Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron said his office was working with the FBI to contact Michaele Salahi to confirm her well-being.

"We're aware of the situation and we're going to work with the Warren County Sheriff's Office," said FBI spokeswoman Dee Rybiski.

The sheriff's office in Virginia's horse country said Tareq Salahi called Tuesday afternoon to report his wife missing. Celebrity gossip site TMZ reported that Tareq said he felt the sheriff's office wasn't taking his concerns seriously.

"This is not a publicity stunt, " Tareq Salahi told WRC-TV in Washington. "I think she's being forced to say 'I'm OK.' ... "I think she's missing."

In a statement, McEathron said Tareq Salahi was concerned because his wife was to return to Northern Virginia on Wednesday and she had called the previous day from a phone with an Oregon area code.

Deputy Mike Glavis spoke with Michaele Salahi and she "seemed calm, was engaged in conversation, and assured the deputy that she had left the residence with a good friend and was where she wanted to be," the sheriff said in the statement. "Mrs. Salahi advised that she did not want Mr. Salahi to know where she was."

The Salahis burst onto the scene in 2009 when they crashed a White House state dinner.

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