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New Mexico mother arrested in Kennewick, Amber Alert canceled

The mother of a preschooler involved in a child custody dispute in New Mexico was arrested in Kennewick on Friday morning.

The 4-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert issued Monday was found safe, said Kennewick police.

Police said Katrina Bryant, 36, was last known to be in the Hermiston area but her mother was followed to a home on the 700 block of Highland Drive.

The U.S. Marshals Service and members of the Fugitive Task Force had been working on the case since Tuesday.

The federal officers set up surveillance on the Kennewick home, and on Friday morning, a detective saw Bryant leave with the boy, Kingston Rodriguez, a news release said.

Kennewick police, Benton County sheriff’s deputies and members of the task force arrested Bryant and turned the boy over to Child Protective Services officials.

Bryant is accused of fleeing with her son when she was supposed to turn over custody to child services officials in New Mexico.

The residents of the Highland address did not know what happened in New Mexico or about the Amber Alert, said Kennewick police.

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