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Mass. Amber Alert Canceled, Children Safe in South Windsor



    Mass. Amber Alert Canceled, Children Safe in South Windsor

    The Amber Alert issued for two Massachusetts children was canceled after the children were found safe in South Windsor, Connecticut.

    Massachusetts State Police issued the amber alert on Monday afternoon after police say Jon T. Lockwood, 52, of Las Vegas, Nevada, forcibly removed his children, 10-year-old Sarah Nguyen and 8-year-old Patrick Nguyen, were from their Braintree foster home.

    State police said a truck driver from Pennsylvania was on Interstate 84 when he saw Lockwood's car and called police.

    Police found Lockwood's car at the 7-Eleven on Ellington Road in South Windsor and found the children hidden under blankets, police said. The children were OK.

    Police went into the 7-Eleven and found Lockwood as he was leaving the bathroom.

    When police searched his car, they found several items leading them to believe that Lockwood was planning a long road trip, a news release from state police says.

    Lockwood was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor for leaving the children in the unlocked vehicle alone while he went into the 7 Eleven, state police said. He was also charged in Connecticut as a fugitive from justice. A $10,000 bond was set for the risk of injury charges.  A $1 million bond was set for the fugitive from justice charge. 

    He will appear in court in Manchester on May 21. 

    Connecticut state police seized the car as evidence for the Braintree Police Department.

    The children were transferred to the Massachusetts State Police to be returned to their foster home.  

    Massachusetts charges against Lockwood include assault and battery on the elderly, felonious parental kidnapping and breaking and entering.