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Amber alert cancelled; missing children found safe near Philly

Published On: Feb 06 2014 11:56:31 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 07 2014 11:23:10 PM EST

Two young kids are back home with their mother after police say they were kidnapped at gunpoint by their own father and grandfather.


Two children who were reportedly abducted Thursday night from their home in Lancaster have been found safe and two suspects are in custody, officials said.

The Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the children.

According to 69 News' news partner, WPVI-TV, the resolution to the overnight search came just before 8 a.m. Friday after police stopped a 1994 black Nissan Altima on Route 1 at Route 76 in Philadelphia.


Police said the car was carrying 3-year-old Erielys Ahorrio and 4-year-old John Ahorrio, as well as the two suspects sought in their abduction.

The children were abducted at gunpoint by Eddie Ahorrio Jr. 23, and Eddie Ahoriio  Sr, 47, around 7:30 p.m. Thursday after an altercation at a home on Almanac Avenue in Lancaster, police said.