Children found safe after Amber Alert issued

December 31, 2007 5:36:28 PM PST
Two children were found safe Monday evening, hours after an Amber Alert was issued when their mother told police that her ex-boyfriend displayed a handgun and abducted their daughters. Investigators said Gilberto Martinez, 40, entered a Mesquite home on Sunday to visit Ameryca Yzabella Martinez, 6, and Olevia Ashley Martinez, 2.

About 1:30 a.m. Monday, Martinez displayed a handgun and took the two girls, police said. They said he threatened to harm the children and to commit suicide.

Mesquite police said the children were found safe and Martinez was taken into custody.