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Amber Alert out of Willoughby Hills canceled; Children found safe, suspect still at large

Posted at 11:20 AM, Apr 04, 2017

A statewide Amber Alert out of Willoughby Hills has been canceled after the children were found safe.

The suspect involved, 24-year-old Clarence Davis, is still at large. 

"We're hoping that he’ll see this information turn himself in and then we’ll move forward from there," Willoughby Hills Police Chief Christopher Collins told News 5.  

Police were called at 8:21 a.m. to the 27600 block of Chadron Road after a woman said her boyfriend, Davis, threatened her with a gun and took her vehicle, according to a police news release. 

Her two children, a 3-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy who are both in the car.

Samika Traylor told a cable man in the area to call 911 after she got in an argument with Davis, who family members tell News 5 is her live-in boyfriend. 

During the 911 call, the cable man described what he witnessed to the dispatcher.

"I came out of the apartment building and I saw the two having an argument. It didn’t look heated. He was in the driver's seat of the car. There was a child in the rear passenger side," he said.

Traylor told the witness that Davis had guns in the car. 

The Amber Alert was canceled just after 1:30 p.m. A third party unrelated to the situation dropped the children off unharmed at a secure location where the mother and children have been reunited.

Police did not say where the children were found. They believe the children may have spent time in the area of E. 75th and St. Clair in Cleveland. 

Davis could face kidnapping, domestic violence and improper use of a vehicle charges. 

Police believe he may still be driving Traylor's dark blue Hyundai Sonata with Ohio license plate number GWS 5908. 

Watch a press conference regarding the children being located below:

Editor's note: News 5 Cleveland sent out a push notification stating that the incident happened in Willoughby. It actually happened in Willoughby Hills.