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Three young boys taken from New Mexico early Sunday were found safe in California by day’s end, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reported finding the children unharmed around 9 p.m. Sunday in Lancaster, effectively cancelling the Amber Alert that said the boys were believed to be in “imminent danger.” 

The boys — ages 9, 8 and 6 — were reported missing from Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and said to be in a vehicle driven by their mother, 28-year-old Laria Anderson. Authorities warned she could be armed with a handgun.

Lancaster is about 50 miles north of Los Angeles. Details about how the group was found were not immediately available. 

Anderson was not arrested and is not facing any charges, authorities in California said Monday morning.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said it received calls about possible sightings of the group’s vehicle on Interstate 40 east of Kingman.

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