BAKERSFIELD (CBSLA) – An Amber Alert was canceled Wednesday afternoon after two children who were abducted by their father out of Bakersfield were found safe in the Los Angeles area and their father was arrested.
Michael Aguirre, 31, is accused of taking his 8-year-old daughter Miliana and his 4-year-old son Daniel. Prior to Wednesday afternoon, the three were last seen walking in Marina del Rey at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to California Highway Patrol.
The alert was issued on behalf of Bakersfield police. It was not immediately clear where exactly Aguirre is believed to have kidnapped the children or where they are originally from.
The three were found safe and healthy sometime before 1 p.m., California Highway Patrol reports. The father was taken into custody by Los Angeles police.
It’s unclear exactly where or how the three were found or what Aguirre’s motivation was in abducting his children.