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2 Ga. children kidnapped by "helpful" driver found safe

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(CBS/WGCL) DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Two missing DeKalb County children have been found after police issued a statewide missing child alert Wednesday morning.

CBS affiliate WGCL reports that according to police, Jalen Mattison, 3, and Amari Mattison, 1, were kidnapped around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

The children's mother reported the two were taken after the suspect helped her with her vehicle when it broke down on I-20 eastbound. While she was making arrangements to have her vehicle towed, the mother said the suspect took off in his car with her two children.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead confirmed to the station that the children had been found, but neither the circumstances surrounding their kidnapping nor the location in which they were found was released.

The mother told police she did not know the suspect.

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