UPDATE: 2 Children Found Safe, After Amber Alert Out Of NH

Photo: New Hampshire State Police

BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - New Hampshire State Police say two children have been safely located in Maine, after an Amber Alert was issued out of Somersworth N.H. before 5 a.m. Friday morning.

New Hampshire State Police tweeted out the update around 10:40 a.m. Friday morning, under six hours after the alert was issued for two children, identified as 8 year-old Chance Wilson and 11 year-old Alaina Wilson.

Police said they believed Chance and Alaina were abducted by their biological mother, identified as Kaleigh Nichols.

"Kaileigh Nichols suffers from drug addiction and is known to have mental health issues," State Police said in the alert.

Alaina and Chance were initially reported missing Thursday around 9:45 p.m. from their home on Colonial Village Park in Somersworth. They live there with their grandmother, who has custody of the children.

Police said both children appeared to have been removed from the home through a window. Authorities also found Alaina's phone on her bed.

Authorities say Nichols took a vehicle from a relative in Maine and was seen at a school event in Somersworth, in that vehicle during the day Thursday.

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