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Mom in custody after Amber Alert for Aurora boy

The 12-year-old and his mother were found in California after following an Amber Alert that was issued over the weekend.
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AURORA, Colo. — The Amber Alert for a 12-year-old Aurora boy was canceled after he and his mother were located in California, according to a tweet from the Aurora Police Department.

The agency said in its tweet Tuesday morning that the boy and his mother, Nikki Sweezey were located near Compton, California, by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The boy is in good condition and his mother was taken into custody, APD said.

Over the weekend, an Amber Alert was issued for the boy who was last seen Friday with Sweezey in the 1600 block of South Buckley Road, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Aurora Police tweeted on Saturday that Sweezey has picked up her son Friday and they had not returned home. The boy has a medical condition that requires him to take medication but did not have that medication with him when he left his mom,  according to CBI.

About 10:20 a.m. Monday, two California Highway Patrol units spotted the blue Honda Fit that Sweezey was said to be driving, according to a CHP press release. The patrol units stopped the vehicle on northbound Interstate 5 and confirmed the identities of Sweezey and the 12-year-old boy.

Sweezey was taken into custody without incident, and the boy was taken into protective custody, according to the release.

CHP said that arrangements were being made for the extradition of the mother and child back to Colorado.

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