Amber Alert Canceled After 2 Young Girls Abducted From L.A. Found Safe; Suspect in Custody

An Amber Alert that had been issued across three Southern California counties was canceled Saturday evening after the children involved were found safe, officials said.

Kayleigh and Madison Gaines, ages 7 and 5, respectively, were abducted from Los Angeles around 3 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The exact location and circumstances were unclear.

The girls were found safe around 8:30 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Officials did not release information on how or where the children were found.

Authorities identified the suspect associated with the abduction as 29-year-old Anthony Lee Gaines Jr. and said he was in custody.

No information about the relationship between the suspect and children was released.

The alert had been active for Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

No further details were available.