CLEVELAND - UPDATE at 5:40 p.m.: Amber Alert ends peacefully. All four kids found safe in Euclid. Father in custody. Here's a link to our newest story: http://on.wews.com/HTJycX
An Amber Alert has been issued in Cleveland after four siblings were taken from their schools.
Police are looking for the suspect, Octavia Hatchell, 33, the kids' father who officers said is threatening to kill his children and himself.
The kids were all wearing school uniforms. Octavia Hatchell Jr., 11, was last seen wearing a burgundy shirt and khaki pants. Tamiyah Hatchell, 10, was wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants. Alonte Hatchell, 9, was wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants. Tameya Hatchell, 6, was wearing a blue shirt and khaki capris.
“We were told by the mother that he said he was going to kill them and kill himself,” Cleveland Police Sgt. Sammy Morris said. When the children's mother received that phone call, she called police, who quickly discovered they were taken from two separate Horizon Schools in the second district.
Authorities said the father is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen driving a blue 1998 4-door Buick Regal with Ohio license plate FHY4133.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the father or his children is asked to call 911.
A look at the 33-year-old's record shows he's no stranger to the court system. Octavia Hatchell was charged with aggravated burglary and assault in 1996 and 2000.
At a 5:10 p.m. news conference, Morris said they received information that Hatchell may be heading to Pennsylvania or New York.
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