Update: Two boys taken from eastern Nebraska found safe, suspect arrested in Kansas


TEKAMAH, Neb. — Nebraska State Patrol says the two boys abducted from eastern Nebraska Monday have been found safe. 

Officials said they arrested the suspect in Kansas, but they did not specifically say where in Kansas they found him. 

“Will provide more details when possible, but wanted to share the good news immediately. Thank you to all for sharing and helping spread the word!” Nebraska State Patrol tweeted. 

Officials believe 30-year-old Tanner Joel Leicheiter may have taken Isaac and Marco De La Garza.

According to the AMBER Alert, they were possibly traveling southbound on Highway 81 into Kansas in a White 2009 Ford Expedition with Nebraska license plates.

Police were concerned because said the suspect is known to carry a handgun.

Tekamah, the city where the boys were abducted, is approximately a three-and-a-half hour drive northwest of Kansas City.

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