Man accused of abducting 2 boys arrested after pursuit

Kansas authorities arrested a man accused of abducting two boys from an eastern Nebraska town.
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Kansas authorities arrested a man accused of abducting two boys from an eastern Nebraska town.

Tekamah Police Chief Dan Jacobs told Channel 8 Eyewitness News 30-year-old Tanner Joel Leichleiter was taken into custody after a short pursuit that ended near Wichita.

The boys – ages four and seven – were found safe after being taken from Tekamah. They were known to Leichleiter, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

A handgun that belonged to Leichleiter was found in the vehicle, Jacobs said.

Jacobs said his agency is working with NSP and the FBI regarding charges.

An Amber Alert that was issued for the missing boys has been cancelled.

More details are expected to be release later Monday.

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