Police: Four kids at center of Seattle AMBER Alert are safe, parents in custody

Nicholas and Crystal Antonie (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
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SEATTLE (KING) — Four children at the center of an AMBER Alert were found safe in Cheney, according to Washington State Patrol.

The AMBER Alert was issued after the kids' mother and father took off with them.

The alert was issued out of Seattle, but the family was stopped in Cheney, a city in Spokane County about 250 miles east of Seattle on Interstate 90. Washington State Patrol and a SWAT team stopped their RV at 1st and H Street.

Police believed the couple may have been heading to Ohio or Tennessee with the children. Interstate 90 travels through Ohio, crossing through the northern part of Indiana.

The children were supposed to be turned over to Child Protective Services on Tuesday. Police were concerned that the father, Nicholas, was actively fleeing the state after withholding needed medication from his children. Caseworkers say the father threatened to physically harm the kids.

The parents were taken into custody.