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AMBER Alert cancelled; victims safe, suspect in custody

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YAKIMA, Wash. -

Update, 10 p.m.: The Spokane County Sheriff's Office reports the suspect in this afternoon's AMBER Alert out of Yakima County,18-year-old Kyle Arellano, has been taken into custody in the 8500 block of East Grace in Spokane Valley. When he was found a SWAT team was called and surrounded the house. Arellano gave up peacefully. He now faces multiple charges stemming from the AMBER Alert earlier this evening including two counts of kidnapping. The sheriff's office and Yakima police are working together Tuesday night to figure out exactly what happened and how the three people ended up in the area from Yakima.

There is no word yet on when or where Arellano will be making his first court appearance. 

Update: The AMBER Alert issued for a 3-year-old girl and her mother has been cancelled as of 7:25 p.m. The two victims have been located safely in Spokane. 

Previous coverage:

An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing 3-year-old girl and her mother in Yakima County Tuesday evening. Police say Tuesday morning the victim's mother, 20-year-old Vivianna Cruz and 3-year-old Lupita Tellez were forced into a grey or silver Mitsubishi Galant four door car with the license plate AUP-4936.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Kyle Arellano, a Hispanic man who was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and dark blue jeans. He has black hair, brown eyes, is about 260 lbs and 6 feet 3 inches tall.

Cruz was last seen wearing a black sweater and black pants and Tellez is described as a Hispanic girl with shoulder length black hair and brown eyes. She weighs about 30 lbs and is 2 feet 6 inches tall.

They were last seen at 1304 W. Prasche Ave. in Yakima City, Wash.

Anyone with information should call Yakima police at 509-575-2320 or 911.

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