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Missing Mass. Children Found Safe in South Windsor

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BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) _ Authorities say two children who were forcibly taken by their father from a foster home in Massachusetts have been found safe in Connecticut and their father has been arrested.

Massachusetts State Police say 8-year-old Patrick Nguyen and his 10-year-old sister, Sarah Nguyen, were found unharmed at a convenience store Monday night in South Windsor, Connecticut.

They say the children’s father, 54-year-old Jon Lockwood, had forcibly taken them from a foster home in Braintree, Massachusetts around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

An Amber Alert was issued. Authorities say Connecticut State Police then received a call from a truck driver who saw spotted Lockwood’s car.

Troopers found the car at a 7-Eleven in South Windsor. They say the children and their father were inside. Lockwood was taken into custody without incident.

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