• Florida Amber Alert canceled: Mother, 2 children found safe after armed kidnapping, police say

    By: Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

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    TITUSVILLE, Fla. -

    Law enforcement officials said a Florida mother and two children who were abducted at gunpoint in Titusville have been found safe as of 5:50 a.m. Wednesday.

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    Here are the latest updates:

    Update 7:02 a.m. EST Nov. 13: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement canceled the Amber Alert issued for the children, and the Titusville Police Department confirmed that their mother, Melanie Martin, 30, was also found safe.

    Original report: An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday morning after police said a Florida woman and her two young children were abducted at gunpoint by the children's father in Titusville.

     

    Titusville police said Melanie Martin, 30, and her children Angel Burson, 5, and Lloyd Burson Jr., 3, were kidnapped by Lloyd Burson, 35, around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of the 1000 block of Third Avenue.

    Police said Martin and the children were last seen in a blue SUV driven by Burson headed north on I-95 toward Volusia County.

    Investigators said Burson is considered armed and dangerous.

    Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Titusville Police Department at 321-264-7800, or they can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward by contacting CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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