Suspected abduction sparks AMBER Alert in New Jersey

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(07/21/06) NEWARK ? New Jersey State Police issued, then quickly canceled an AMBER Alert for a man accused of abducting his two young children Friday.

Police issued the alert for 33-year-old Nelson Lopez. According to police, Lopez drove off with his 11-year-old son Nathan and 7-year-old daughter Natalie in Newark. They also claimed he had a sawed-off shotgun inside the vehicle.

Police say an alert traffic supervisor noticed Lopez?s vehicle in Newark. Lopez was later followed and taken into custody. The two children have also been located and are safe. Police say Lopez has a criminal history and mental health issues.

 

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