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Amber Alert Canceled in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.--An Amber Alert was canceled this morning in Yakima after two young kids were thought to be with an armed suspect in an assault and robbery.
 
The children were found safe at an Aunt's house.
 
Police said 17-year-old Adrian Gatlin is one of three suspects who attacked and robbed a teenage girl early Saturday morning.
 
Officers said he's also the primary caretaker of the two children, and that's how the confusion with the Amber Alert began when they couldn't be immediately located.
 
Police said the victim was walking with a friend when she was attacked by two teenage girls. They stole her shoes and purse and when a neighbor tried to help, police said Gatlin pointed a gun at them and threatened to shoot.
 
Neighbors said violence here is becoming all too familiar.
 
"Scared, frightened but I'm not going to let that trap me in my house," said Debbie Wolcott, who lives in the area.
 
Police said the victim knew her attackers and was initially reluctant to report the incident.
 
The two other suspects were arrested this morning, but police said they haven't been able to find Gatlin.
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