STURGIS (AP) — An Amber Alert has been called off in Michigan after police found a man and his three children.

Police say 37-year-old Fernando Mendoza Cruz is in custody Thursday and the children are safe. He was accused of taking the children, ages 2, 4 and 5, from Sturgis, Michigan, near the Indiana border.

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Investigators believe Cruz drove the children into Indiana. He returned to Sturgis with the kids.

Sturgis police say the search began after the children’s mother reported an assault at home.

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