Mother, children connected to Amber Alert issued in Arizona found safe in Los Angeles County

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(Source: Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The mother and the three boys connected to an Amber Alert in Arizona were found safe in Los Angeles County on Sunday night, police said. 

Laria Walker-Anderson and her three sons, ages 6, 8 and 9 were located in Lancaster around 5 p.m.

An Amber Alert was issued for the four out of New Mexico.

According to Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department (BCSD), Laria Walker-Anderson "abducted" the three boys around 1 a.m. Sunday. They were seen heading west on Interstate 40 from Albuquerque at around 4 a.m.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, they were spotted on I-40 near State Route 95 just north of Lake Havasu later that morning. They were reportedly headed to Southern California where she has family members.

There was a fear that Walker-Anderson was armed with a gun and that the boys were in "imminent danger."

Just after 5 p.m., somebody in La Verne parked behind the car Walker-Anderson allegedly stole, the La Verne Police Department said. When officers arrived, they found the car but no one inside. 

Police said Walker-Anderson and her three sons self-surrendered later to authorities in Lancaster.

It's about a 90-minute drive between La Verne and Lancaster.

Walker-Anderson is the boys' mother and has custody. Deputies added that she does live with the father of the three children. They are not married. There are no police reports indicating issues of domestic violence between them.

The suspected abduction could be related to a domestic dispute though.

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