Father Arrested, 2 Children Found Safe After Abduction Prompts Amber Alert in L.A. County: Authorities

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The California Highway Patrol canceled an Amber Alert that was issued in Los Angeles County on Wednesday after two kidnapped children were found safe and their father was arrested, authorities said.

Few details were immediately provided about how, when or where the three were located.


The Bakersfield Police Department confirmed the children were found unharmed. The suspect — identified as 31-year-old Michael Aguirre — was taken into custody without incident, police officials said.

The Amber Alert was issued just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday as officers sought help locating 8-year-old Miliana Aguirre and 4-year-old Daniel Aguirre, who were both allegedly taken by their father.

Prior to being found Wednesday, the three had last been seen around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday at Glen Alla Park in Marina del Rey, authorities said.

CHP had activated the alert on behalf of Bakersfield police, which said the two children were at risk because of the parental abduction and their ages.

Aguirre, “is a known gang member and is considered armed and dangerous,” according to a post on the Police Department’s Facebook page.

Police did not provide further details about the case, including what charges the suspect potentially faced.

KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report. 



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