Family and police tell WKYC that the four children taken by their father have been found safe in Euclid just about 5:00 p.m. and he is now in custody.

They were seen in the 1400 block of Sulzer Avenue by “an alert citizen,” police say, and police converged on the area. The four children were unharmed and the father was taken into custody.

Police say the father, Octavia D. Hatchell, took the four children and was threatening to kill them and himself.

The children are ages 6, 9, 10 and 11. Hatchell is the biological father of all four children.

The woman who lives at the home on Sulzer where the children were found says Octavia Hatchell is a friend of hers, and brings the kids over often.

She says when Hatchell and the children arrived earlier Wednesday, they were in good spirits.  The resident says she was not aware of the Amber Alert until police arrived.

Earlier Wednesday, Cleveland police were asking for the public’s help as they tried to find a father who took his four children from two Cleveland schools.

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