Powder Springs Kidnapping 10/14/2019

Scarlet and Kael Lira right along with their mother, left.

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (CBS46) – A mother and her two children have been found safe after they were allegedly abducted at knife point early Monday morning.

Police said the children's father, Armando (Jouse) Portilla, 22, took Yajaria Lira Ramirez, 23, Scarlet Lira, age 1, and Kael Lira, age 2, by force around 2 a.m. from 3793 Forest Hill Road in Powder Springs.

Powder Springs Kidnapping Suspect

Jouse Portillo, sought in relation to kidnapping in Powder Springs.

Police had previously said Portilla may have been traveling to California and is considered armed and dangerous. Authorities say the mother and children were able to separate from their alleged abductor and drive to safety in Hardeeville, South Carolina.

This is a developing story. Stay with CBS46 for updates. 

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