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TBI Issues AMBER Alert For Missing Florida Children

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Chase Hakken Chase Hakken
Cole Hakken Cole Hakken
Sharyn Hakken Sharyn Hakken
Joshua Hakken Joshua Hakken

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide AMBER Alert after a car wanted in a Florida child abduction was believed seen in southeast Tennessee.

Four-year-old Cole Hakken and two-year-old Chase Hakken were kidnapped from their custodial maternal grandmother in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday night.

Florida authorities believe they are with their biological parents, Sharyn and Joshua Hakken, who are considered armed and dangerous.

Police said the vehicle they were believed to be driving was possibly spotted in Etowah, Tennessee, around 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday. It is described as a black 2006 GMC Sierra, with Florida license plate U95KT.

Neither parent has legal custody of the children.

The children's grandmother, Patricia Hausen, told WKMG in Orlando that  Joshua Hakken tied her up and took off with the kids in her 2009 silver Toyota Camry.

The Amber Alert issued by Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriffs Department said the Hakkens "are anti-government," and have "attempted a previous abduction at gun point in Louisiana."

Anyone who may have seen the vehicle or the children is asked to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.

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