TULSA, Okla. — Three children are safe after authorities issued an Amber Alert for them Monday night.
Initial reports indicated the children were taken from a Sapulpa daycare center, but 2 News Oklahoma learned it actually happened just outside the center.
Muscogee Nation Light Horse Officers say parents do not need to be concerned because the children were not taken from the daycare. They said the suspect is estranged from the woman but they came together with three children to Sapulpa childcare center to pick up two other children.
They said when the woman got out to pick up those children, 39-year-old Librado Ramos took off with three kids inside after noticing police in the area.
They said the woman and one of the children inside the car had a protective order against Ramos.
Jason Salsman with the Muscogee Nation said Lighthouse Officers pinged the suspect's phone and found him at a family member's apartment near 51st and Yale about an hour after the alert went out.
Salsman wants parents to be assured of the safety of their children.
“This wasn’t a situation where the children were abducted from the center or anything like that. They never came inside the center. He fled from the parking lot. Mother didn’t know he was going to do this of course and coming in to get her children from the center. Any of our parents who were wondering about the security of our center just wanted to put those at ease,” Salsman said.
Salsman said they caught Ramos without incident and found the children safe.
The Muscogee Nation is holding Ramos on tribal charges.
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