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Search for children taken from DCF custody ends in West Hartford crash

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Hartford police say two children were taken from DCF custody (WFSB) Hartford police say two children were taken from DCF custody (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hartford police said two children who were taken from the custody of the Department of Children and Families on Tuesday evening have been found safe.

At about 7:45 p.m., Hartford police said initially that they were expecting to issue two Amber Alerts, after a 7-year-old and 7-month-old were taken from a DCF facility at 250 Hamilton St.

Police said the children were taken by their mother.

However about five minutes later police said the status of the alert was possibly changing. Ultimately, no Amber Alerts were issued.

Police said the mother of the children was involved in a crash in West Hartford, where a black SUV slammed into a rock wall in the area of Federal and Sampson streets.

As Eyewitness News arrived at the scene of the crash, a police officer was seen carrying an infant into a squad car right after the crash. It is unclear if that baby was the 7-month-old taken from DCF custody.

Multiple eyewitnesses said they saw a young woman, that baby, another child and an adult male get out of the car after the crash, and it didn't seem like anyone was seriously injured.

It is unclear if police were chasing the vehicle before the crash, however police were looking for the woman involved in the crash and eyewitnesses said there was a large police presence immediately after the car slammed into the rock wall.

Police have confirmed that the children are now safe.

Stay updated with Eyewitness News as more information becomes available.

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