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Amber Alert issued for missing N.C. children

Boy and girl were last seen with parents, who fled to Tennessee


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Breanna, left, and her brother, Paul, were abducted Saturday at gunpoint.
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(CNN) -- Two North Carolina children are missing after being kidnapped at gunpoint by their biological parents Saturday morning, officials said.

An Amber Alert was issued for the children by authorities who have tracked the parents to a wooded area in northeastern Tennessee.

However, the two children -- Breanna Chambers, 11 months, and her 2-year-old brother, Paul -- were not seen with the parents when approached by police, according to a statement from the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.

The missing children have blonde hair and blue or green eyes, police said.

Breanna weighs 18 pounds, is 27 inches tall and was last seen wearing a white-flowered, long-sleeved T-shirt and green pants.

Paul is about 3 feet tall, weighs 28 pounds and was wearing a white, long-sleeved T-shirt and blue overalls with an orange lining.

Police in the northern mountain town of Boone, North Carolina, said James Canter, 29, and Alishia Ann Chambers, 18, abducted the children at gunpoint from a foster home.

Canter and Chambers fled in a white, two-door Ford, but when officers in Tennessee chased them, they ran from the car into the woods. The children were not in the car and not with the parents, officials said.

Canter is considered armed and dangerous, said Lt. Jamey Fletcher of the sheriff's office in Watauga County, North Carolina.

Fletcher said he did not know how Canter and Chambers knew where to find the children, who he said had been in foster care "for some time."

The Watauga sheriff's office can be reached at 828-264-3761.


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