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      Two children in Decatur kidnapped after car breaks down

      The Green Jeep Cherokee that is being sought in the abduction.

      2nd UpdateThe Associated Press is reporting that the children have been found safe1st UpdateThe Georgia Bureau of Investigation have released the following information on the children and the abductor:Jalen Mattison is a three-year-old black male that is 3' and weighs 45 lbs. He has brown eyes, no hair, and was last seen wearing a grey hoodie sweatshirt with a red Thomas the Tank Engine shirt and blue jeans.His sister Amari is one-year-old, 2'4, and weighs 30 lbs. She has brown eyes and short brown hair. She was last seen wearing a brown and pink hooded sweatshirt with pink pants and a brown shirt.Both children were last see early Wednesday morning around 1:45 AM at 2645 Wesley Chappel Rd. Decatur GA 30034.The abductor of the children is described as a black male in his 30s, being 5'10 and having a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black stocking cap and a plaid button down shirt. His direction of travel was possibly South on Wesley Chappel Road in a dark green Jeep Cherokee.If you have information on the children, you are encouraged to call 911 or the Dekalb County Police Department at (770)724-7850. You can contact the GBI via email at

      Initial Story Authorities are searching for two children who were reported kidnapped after a stranger offered to help the family when their car broke down on the side of an Atlanta-area interstate.

      The family's car broke down early Wednesday and a stranger stopped to help, according to a statement by the DeKalb County police. As the mother was making arrangements for a tow truck, the stranger drove off with the children in a 2000 to 2005 green Jeep Cherokee, police said.

      Georgia authorities issued a statewide child abduction alert for 3-year-old Jalen Mattison and 1-year-old Amari Mattison. A police spokeswoman said she did not have the mother's name, adding the mother was with detectives.

      Police said the mother does not know the suspect. The family was driving a 1996 silver Volvo.