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Nampa children, babysitter in AMBER Alert found

About three hours after the alert went out, Nampa Police said the children had been located and are now safe.

NAMPA, Idaho — An AMBER Alert sent out early Monday morning from Nampa has been canceled. The alert, which went out shortly after 6 a.m., urged everyone to be on the lookout for two young children and their babysitter.

11-month old Sapphira Holmberg and 1-year-old Malik Holmberg have been located safe, Nampa Police announced on Twitter at about 9 a.m. Monday. Nampa Police said they were taken by their babysitter from a home on 14th Avenue South between 4th and 5th streets in Nampa.

The mother of the children notified Nampa Dispatch, saying that she didn't know where her children were and that the babysitter was not answering any messages.

Because of the AMBER Alert, Nampa Police said the babysitter contacted police and reported the location of the children, who were found safe in the care of the babysitter's family.

The Nampa Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances.

This developing story will be updated as new information comes in.

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