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PA Kids Abducted by Father Found Safe on Staten Island

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Two children who were abducted from their Pennsylvania home early Thursday morning have been found alive on Staten Island following a nearly seven hour manhunt.

Police say they found the children at the CVS pharmacy on Victory Boulevard in Westerleigh.

Their father, identified as Keith Belajonas, 32, tried to rob his brother who works at the store at gunpoint.

The Nissan Pathfinder that the suspect was driving matched the description of the car identified in an Amber Alert issued in Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.

Police then brought the boys, ages 4 and 5, out of the store and transported them to a local hospital.

Authorities say the children appear to be fine but child protective services are checking on them.

Police say they followed Belajonas to Katan and Bartlett avenues where they say he stopped his car and shot himself in the head.

"I just heard a lot of helicopters and saw a lot of police around the neighborhood with the sirens on," said one witness at the scene.

"I come down the block and the guys dead in the car, and that shocked me because nothing ever goes on over here it's a very quiet neighborhood," said another witness at the scene.

Police believe the abduction took place after Belajonas fatally shot and stabbed his wife Christina during a domestic dispute.

They say he recently posted on Facebook that the two had an argument over cheating.

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