New Hampshire amber alert canceled: Children found safe

The children who were the subject of an Amber Alert on Friday have been found safe in Maine, New Hampshire State Police have announced. Their mother has been arrested.Kaileigh Nichols, 32, was arrested on a warrant for two felony counts of interference with custody. At a Friday morning news conference, police released few details about the case and wouldn’t say whether they believed the children were in danger at any point or whether any tips received because of the Amber Alert led to their mother’s arrest. , ages 8 and 11, were reported missing at about 10:15 pm Thursday. Police said they had last been seen at the home of their grandmother, who has legal custody of them.”I’m excited, exhilarated to know that they’re safe, to know that they’re at the police department, to know that they did such a good job finding them,” said the children’s grandmother, Linda Wilson. “I thank the police, state police and everybody who was involved.” Wilson said she didn’t hear or see anything out of the ordinary Thursday night. She said she was in the living room while her grandchildren were watching TV in their rooms. She checked on them when she realized they were very quiet, and she discovered they were gone and a window was open, she said.Wilson said she was headed to Maine to pick up her grandchildren.The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about the case can contact the Somersworth Police Department at 603-692-3131. Tips can be submitted anonymously by calling 603-692-9111 or via the police website at this link. This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information comes in.–Stay in the know! Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android devices and turn on push notifications. You can choose to receive all alerts or ones that fall into certain categories like local news, national and international news, health and COVID-19 news, politics news, sports updates and weather forecasts. You can also sign up for severe weather alerts for your geolocation and/or up to three ZIP codes. In addition, you can receive word when precipitation is coming to your area.

The children who were the subject of an Amber Alert on Friday have been found safe in Maine, New Hampshire State Police have announced. Their mother has been arrested.

Kaileigh Nichols, 32, was arrested on a warrant for two felony counts of interference with custody.

At a Friday morning news conference, the police released few details about the case and wouldn’t say whether they believed the children were in danger at any point or whether any tips received because of the Amber Alert led to their mother’s arrest.

Nichols’ two children, ages 8 and 11, were reported missing at about 10:15 pm Thursday. Police said they had last been seen at the home of their grandmother, who has legal custody of them.

“I’m excited, exhilarated to know that they’re safe, to know that they’re at the police department, to know that they did such a good job finding them,” said the children’s grandmother, Linda Wilson. “I thank the police, state police and everybody who was involved.”

Wilson said she didn’t hear or see anything out of the ordinary Thursday night. She said she was in the living room while her grandchildren were watching TV in their rooms. She checked on them when she realized they were very quiet, and she discovered they were gone and a window was open, she said.

Wilson said she was headed to Maine to pick up her grandchildren.

The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about the case can contact the Somersworth Police Department at 603-692-3131. Tips can be submitted anonymously by calling 603-692-9111 or via the police website at this link.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information comes in.

Stay in the know! Download the WMUR app for apple or android devices and turn on push notifications. You can choose to receive all alerts or ones that fall into certain categories like local news, national and international news, health and COVID-19 news, politics news, sports updates and weather forecasts. You can also sign up for severe weather alerts for your geolocation and/or up to three ZIP codes. In addition, you can receive word when precipitation is coming to your area.

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