Three abducted children from New Mexico found safely in California

Posted at 9:36 AM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 10:28:01-04

An Amber Alert had been issued for three children who were driven through Arizona with a 28-year-old woman from New Mexico, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office. The children were safely located on Sunday night in Lancaster, California, and the alert was canceled. 

Deputies say 9-year-old Lloyd Wyatt, 8-year-old Lakai Wyatt, and 6-year-old Lexxington Wyatt went missing from Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday morning. 

Authorities said the kids were in "imminent danger" from 28-year-old Laria Anderson, their mother, who could have been armed with a handgun. 

At 11:55 a.m. on Sunday, the incident became an active Arizona Amber Alert as the suspect was last seen on westbound Interstate 40 near State Route 95, near Lake Havasu City. 

New Mexico sheriff officials said the children and mother of the children were located in Lancaster and were all safe, as of 10:30 p.m. They are continuing their investigation. Updates are expected Monday.