11:45 p.m. update: (Moorhead, MN) -- The Moorhead Police Department says that the two children reported missing earlier this evening have been found safe in Minneapolis. A news release from Moorhead Police says the case is still very active, and when the investigation is complete, the case file will be forwarded to the County Attorney's Office for appropriate charges.
"The Moorhead Police Department Police Department would like to thank the Minneapolis Police Department, the Red River Regional Dispatch Center, and the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for their assistance in this case," the release says.
ORIGINAL STORY: (Moorhead, MN) -- The Moorhead Police Department is asking the public's assistance locating two children removed by their non-custodial parent this evening. The suspect was last seen driving a blue 2004 Chrysler Town and Country van spray-painted blue with light blue on the back. The license plate is MN ESK673.
The suspect is Arlow Johnson, age 40. He is described as a Native American Male, 6 foot, weighing 205 lbs, long brown hair, last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans.
The children are described as a 5-year-old, Native American female with long hair and bangs were last seen wearing a pink shirt with hearts on it and purple pants, and a 2-year-old, Native American female with short shoulder length curly hair, is last seen wearing a white and red shirt and black pants.
At approximately 5:30 pm, officers were called for a biological father who was having a supervised visit at the children's current home when he took the two children without permission. At this time, it is not known the location of the father or children.
If anyone has information, they are asked to call 911 or the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701.451.7660.