Six kids allegedly abducted in Calgary found east of Toronto

THE CANADIAN PRESSBOWMANVILLE, Ont.A Calgary father accused of abducting his six children has been arrested after police say they spotted the group east of Toronto.Durham regional police say an officer stopped a green SUV with Alberta licence plates in Bowmanville, Ont., on Wednesday afternoon and found it was linked to an alleged parental abduction in Calgary.The children, who are between 18 months and 11 years of age, “seem to be in good health,” said Sgt. Bill Calder, adding they did not require medical attention.They have been placed in the care of the Children’s Aid Society, which brought them to a safe place, he said.The driver, a 49-year-old man, was sought under a Canada-wide warrant, Calder said, though he could not specify what charges the man is facing. The father’s name is not being released to protect the identities of the children.A bail hearing is scheduled for Thursday and authorities are now making arrangements to return the man to Calgary. Calder said it’s not unusual for police to stay tight-lipped about parental abduction cases when they feel there is no immediate threat to the children’s well-being. But he said it’s “unusual” for so many children to go missing at once. “I can’t remember the last time it happened,” he said.

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