Amber Alert for 3 Athens County children ends; Father is in custody, they’re safe

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Police believe 3 children were abducted by their father in Athens.

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UPDATE @ 12:26 a.m. (April 26): The Amber Alert has ended. Authorities located and arrested Neil Perin in Cleveland, near Shaker Square. His three children have been found safe.

UPDATE @ 9:49 p.m. (April 25)

An Amber Alert has been issued for three children from Athens, Ohio, authorities believe have been taken today by their father following a domestic dispute.

According to Athens police, the incident took place at a home in the 100 block of East State Street, where the children live.

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These children are the focus of an Amber Alert issued Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Courtesy/Ohio State Highway Patrol)

These children are the focus of an Amber Alert issued Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Courtesy/Ohio State Highway Patrol)

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These children are the focus of an Amber Alert issued Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Courtesy/Ohio State Highway Patrol)

If you see the group, you are asked to approach with caution because the suspect has a history of violence.

They may be traveling in a gray Dodge Journey, Ohio license plate GJG 8892. 

The children are:

* Lilly Dudas, 4 years old.  She is 3 foot 6, 44 pounds, is a blonde and has brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue top and purple skirt with blue pants

* Olive Perin, 2 years old. She is 2 foot, 24 pounds, has brown hair and eyes.

* Henry Perin, 6 months and 1 pounds, is blond and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a onesie with a hoodie. The color is not known.

They are believed to have been taken by Neil Perin, 34. He is described as 6 foot 1, about 190 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes, according to authorities.

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If you have information about Perin or the children, or believe you have seen them, you are asked to contact the Athens Police Department, 740-592-3313.

You may also call 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST), 1-877-AMBER-OH (1-877-262-3764) or 9-1-1 to be transferred directly to the investigating agency or to hear the alert information.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour number, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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