Crime alert canceled in possible abduction case 03 May 12

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say a mother and her three young children whose disappearance triggered a state crime alert have been found safe.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued an alert Wednesday afternoon after the 24-year-old mother called a friend and said her boyfriend had taken control of her vehicle and was taking them to Interstate 35. Investigators say cell phone records later indicated the user was in a wooded area in Faribault.

The bureau later said the woman and children were safe, but did not provide details.

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