HARRISBURG, Pa. — Eight children taken from a New York child welfare agency by their mother last week have been found in Pennsylvania, authorities say, and their parents are in custody.
The New York Police Department says in a release that the children — who range in age from 11 months to 11 years old — are in good condition. Their parents, 28-year-old Shanel Nadal and 34-year-old Nephra Payne, are in custody in Harrisburg, Pa.
Acting U.S. Marshal Martin Pane says intelligence led them to a van parked on a Harrisburg street. He says the father has family nearby.
He says the children appeared healthy and are in the care of local youth services.
Nadal is being held on $200,000 bail. Payne was treated at a hospital after collapsing and is awaiting arraignment.