3 AL children abducted are safe, mother in custody after chase ends in B'ham

Children safe after kidnapping & chase

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Authorities confirm three children abducted by gunpoint Friday morning were found safe after a police chase ended in Birmingham around 2 p.m.

An Emergency Missing Child Alert was issued for the three children in Jefferson County.

Police say 5-year-old twins and their 2-year-old sister were taken at gunpoint from a home by the girls' non-custodial mother, Derick Irisha Brown.

An official tells us Brown lost custody of her children on Thursday and they were placed in DHR custody with a family member. That's where Brown took them on Friday morning.

Brown was taken into custody after the police chase ended in Birmingham.

On Tuesday, Brown was formally charged with three counts of kidnapping, second-degree assault, attempting to elude and four counts of reckless endangerment.

Police say she remains in the Jefferson County Jail on $209,000 bond.

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