- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say the abduction of a Wichita woman and three children after a residential burglary was not a random event.

Wichita police said Tuesday that 36-year-old Melissa Gifford, 2-year-old Grayson Gifford, 8-year-old Madison Ruiz and 8-year-old Aiden Ruiz were found safe at a hotel in Wichita after the reported abduction.

Wichita police say in a news release the suspect and others were located earlier at a hotel, and are being interviewed.

A man told officers responding to a burglary call that several suspects had entered his home. One man had allegedly pointed a handgun at him and tied him up. The suspects allegedly stole electronics and then escorted the women and her three children from the home.

Their disappearance had led law enforcement to issue an Amber Alert overnight.


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