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Update: 2 kids abducted from Roseville found safe, mother arrested

Shameka Hatcher was having a supervised visit with her kids when she abducted them.
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Update 5:30 p.m.

Roseville Police say they have located the two children reported abducted by their biological mother on Thursday, with their mother arrested.

Shameka Hatcher and her children were found at an apartment on the 1700 block of Sims Street in St. Paul around 4:30 p.m., six-and-a-half hours after taking off with them during a supervised visit.

Detectives tracked her to the apartment, which belonged to a family member.

After initially refusing entry, police obtained a warrant and seconds before they were about to force entry, Hatcher opened the door and surrendered. Her two kids were found unharmed in a back bedroom.

Another adult was arrested along with Hatcher, and they are both being interviewed in Roseville. Her children have returned to Hennepin County Foster Care.

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Roseville police need the public's help to find two children who have been abducted by their biological mother.

Shameka Monique Hatcher, 34, of Minneapolis, was having a supervised visit with her two children, a 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter, at a home on the 3000 block of Fairview Avenue when she abducted them at around 10 a.m. Thursday.

She is said to have fled in a silver 2007 Chevrolet Suburban with the Minnesota license plate 369MYX.

"Hatcher doesn’t appear to have violent tendencies but is obvious a flight risk," Roseville PD said in a news release.

She is described as black, 5’4” in height, 165 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. She has tattoos on her back, right thigh, right wrist and arms.

Hatcher is currently subject of an active "body only" (meaning no bail can be posted) warrant for 1st degree DWI.

Anyone with information about her or her children's whereabouts should call 911.

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