Florida kids abducted by dad who is wanted on a child abuse charge have been located

The two Florida children were abducted by their father, who has a warrant out for his arrest on a child abuse charge, have been found safe, officials said

The abduction prompted an Amber Alert for 5-year-old Casen Page and 7-month-old Caden Page. They were last seen in the 3000 block of Highway 2 in Bonifay, located in Holmes County. The county borders the Florida-Alabama state line. 

Officials said they also located their father, 25-year-old Joseph Page. According to Holmes County investigators, he abducted the children Wednesday evening. They said he gained access to the home of their babysitter by pretending to be a Holmes County deputy.

Then, officials said, he forced his way into the home, striking the homeowner at the front door. 

Authorities said he has pre-existing warrants out for his arrest, including for felony child abuse. It’s unclear whether the alleged abuse involved his children.

Authorities have not said where Page and the kids were located.