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Police: Abduction of 2 Indiana teens believed drug-related

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -

Indianapolis Police say the abduction of two teenage siblings who were taken to Michigan and later released unharmed is believed to be drug-related.

Police report the siblings are now in the care of child welfare “until detectives can determine they are no longer in danger.”

Sixteen-year-old Aaron Blackwell and his 13-year-old sister, Emma Blackwell, were abducted at gunpoint by three men from their Indianapolis home early Monday.

An Amber Alert was issued later in the day, saying the teens were in “extreme danger.”

Police said Aaron Blackwell was freed from his alleged abductors in the Detroit area after a chase by authorities.

His sister, Emma Blackwell, was dropped off at their home early Tuesday morning.

In a statement, police said the youth's abduction remains under investigation. But the detectives believe the case is narcotics related, and the children were specifically targeted by their abductors.

Three suspects were in custody Tuesday in Michigan. They have not been identified by authorities.

14NEWS is continuing to follow these developments, and we will have the latest on air, online at 14NEWS.com and on mobile with the 14NEWS mobile app.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. WFIE contributed to this report.)

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