Breaking News!!: Lancaster, CA: Amber Alert lifted after mother and 3 young sons from New Mexico walked into a fire station.

Breaking News!!: Lancaster, CA: Amber Alert lifted after mother and 3 young sons from New Mexico walked into a fire station.

An Amber Alert has been lifted after mother and 3 young sons from New Mexico walk into a Los Angeles County Fire Station in Lancaster, California.

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According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. at approximately 8:35pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station received a call from the Los Angeles County Fire Department advising that Laria Walker-Anderson and her 3 sons walked into their fire station after family members convinced the mother to safely surrender to authorities.

“What is most important in this case is the well-being of the children. We are very happy to report that the children are safe and appear to be healthy,” said Lieutenant Daniel Naglemann with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station.

An Amber Alert was issued for multiple southern California counties on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 for 3 children from Albuquerque, New Mexico traveling with their mother, identified by authorities as 28 year old Laria R. Walker-Anderson, after Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office say the woman threatened to harm herself and her children following a fight with their father.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said that the Laria R. Walker-Anderson was suspected to be carrying a gun in her vehicle.

Laria R. Walker-Anderson and the 3 children were last seen leaving the Albuquerque, New Mexico area along westbound Interstate 40 in a silver Kia Spectra with the New Mexico license plate: AAYR80.

An Amber Alert was issued for San Bernardino County, California as well as for San Diego County, California; Riverside County, California; Orange County, California; and Los Angeles County, California because because Laria R. Walker-Anderson has family in the region.

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At 10:43am PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017, authorities began checking on cameras at the Needles Agriculture Inspection Station, located east of Needles, California, after reports that her vehicle was last seen on westbound Interstate 40.

** Picture from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: **

Before the mother and the 3 children walked into a fire station in Lancaster, California, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday evening the vehicle was recovered in La Verne, California.

“Walker-Anderson is cooperative and is at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, pending further direction from the New Mexico authorities. As of 11:30 pm, there are no charges filed and she is not under arrest. LACo Department of Children and Family Services are at the station to assess the health and safety of the children and will determine if they will take custody pending the direction of the New Mexico authorities,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Facebook.

** Picture from the California Highway Patrol and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: **

The initial Amber Alert issued was being called an “abduction”, but according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Laria R. Walker-Anderson “has legal custody of the children and was not facing criminal charges”.

Authorities are now saying that the Amber Alert was issued to ensure the mother and her children were all safe.

 

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