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Navajo Nation cancels Amber Alert after 2 children found safe

An Amber Alert was issued for two children by the Navajo Nation on Thursday, July 8, 2021. It was later canceled when they were found safe early Friday.

An Amber Alert was issued for two children by the Navajo Nation on Thursday, July 8, 2021. It was later canceled when they were found safe early Friday. (Navajo Division of Public Safety)



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ANETH, San Juan County — The Navajo Division of Public Safety canceled an Amber Alert after two children that were taken by their father on Thursday were found safe early Friday.

The missing children, 16 month-old-Bailey Begay and 3-month-old Braidin Begay, were found unharmed in a remote area south of Dolores, Colorado, about 2 a.m., according to Navajo Nation police.

Police said in a flyer that the two children were taken by their father, Brandon Begay, in Aneth about 4:20 p.m. Thursday. Begay reportedly made threats of self-harm and the children were considered to be in danger.

Investigators tracked a cellphone to find the suspect's abandoned vehicle. A search then led them to the children, who have been reunited with their mother. Begay was arrested without incident.

Contributing: Linda Williams, KSL.com

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