STURGIS (AP) — Police were searching in northeastern Indiana for man who they say abducted his three young children from a nearby Michigan city.

Police issued Amber Alerts in Michigan and Indiana early Thursday for 37-year-old Fernando Mendoza Cruz, saying he was possibly armed with a gun when took the children ages 2, 4 and 5 from Sturgis, Michigan.

Michigan State Police say investigators believe Cruz crossed into Indiana and possibly near the town of Freemont, which is close to where the state lines of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio meet.

Police say Cruz was driving a black 2009 Chevrolet Traverse with the Michigan license plate number DWH9204.

Sturgis police say they responded to a domestic complaint where the father reported assaulted the mother and took the children.

Anyone with information about the missing children should call 911, or contact Sturgis police at 269-651-3231.

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