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Amber Alert cancelled for missing NJ girls, father hiding in NY motel

Emma Trapp, Sophia Trapp and Anthony Trapp
CBS New York
(CBS/AP) OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A man accused of killing his ex-wife and then abducting their two young children has been found in an Orange County motel in New York with the two daughters.

CBS New York reports Anthony Trapp, 39, has barricaded himself inside the Bear Mountain Inn, but has released his two daughters to police officers.

Police moved in after he released the girls unharmed. So far, there's been no sign of Anthony Trapp.

News footage from News 12 New Jersey showed police tossing some type of stun grenade into the motel room in Fort Montgomery, N.Y, about 40 miles north of New York City.

An Amber Alert was issued for 5-year-old Emma Trapp and her sister, 20-month-old Sophia after police found the girls' mother stabbed to death in his Old Bridge Township home Thursday.

According to authorities, Anthony Trapp is accused of stabbing his ex-wife when she arrived at his home to pick up their two girls.

He then kidnapped the two girls and took off in his ex-wife's car, detectives say.

The Amber Alert was cancelled just before 8 a.m., about six hours after it was issued.

Family members are now on their way to Orange County to pick up the two children, police say.


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