Updated at 10:54 a.m.
Metro police issued an Amber Alert around 9 a.m. June 7 for two girls, ages 1 and 3, and their father following a child abduction incident early Friday morning in Cottage Grove.
According to Cottage Grove police, the suspect has been taken into custody and the children are safe and unharmed.
The suspect, Jeffery Lo, was described in the alert as a 5-foot-5-inch, 180 pound Asian man, with brown hair and brown eyes. Cottage Grove police believed Lo was armed and have asked the public to call 911 if they see him and not approach him.
According to the alert from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, around 6:34 a.m. Lo assaulted the mother of his children and then took the children in her car, a 2004 tan Toyota Sienna.
The department also warned people in Cottage Grove that they should leave the area if they notice a large police presence.
In a statement posted to their Facebook page at 9:29 a.m., the Cottage Grove Police said they were no longer looking for the minivan but are still searching for Lo and the children.
Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Cottage Grove police announced on their Facebook page the suspect was in custody and the children were safe.
Anyone with information on the abduction is encouraged to call 651-439-9381.