Eight children who were abducted from a New York foster care agency last week were found in Pennsylvania, authorities have said.
The children were allegedly abducted by their mother Shanel Nadal during a supervised visit last week. The children, whose ages range from 11 months to 11 years, were found in good health.
Authorities said the parents Shanel Nadal, 28, and Nephra Payne, 34, are now in custody in Harrisburg, Pa.
Acting U.S. Marshal Martin Pane told the media that it was intelligence that led them to a van that was parked on a Harrisburg street where the father has family nearby.
Nadal is currently being held on $200,000 bail.
Payne was treated at a hospital after he collapsed and is still awaiting arraignment, according to reports.
New York police released a statement to the media on Tuesday where they said members of the department's regional fugitive task force had found the family on Monday night.
CBS' affiliate WHP-TV has reported that the children were found with their parents in a van that had no license plate.
Child services officials have said they are glad the children are safe.
It is wonderful that the Payne children have been located and are now safe, the Administration for Children's Services said in a statement reported by The New York Times. Specially-trained staff from ACS will bring the children home to New York City.
The administrator said the children will be examined by medical personnel.
We will ensure that they receive all necessary counseling to address any trauma that they may have experienced, the administrator said.