Ohio man who abducted 3 children arrested near Shaker Square; kids safe

Authorities taking Neil Perin into custody Wednesday evening near Shaker Square. (Source: WOIO)
Authorities taking Neil Perin into custody Wednesday evening near Shaker Square. (Source: WOIO)
Neil Perin, 34 (Source: Ohio AMBER Alert website)
Neil Perin, 34 (Source: Ohio AMBER Alert website)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An Amber Alert was triggered Wednesday after three children from southern Ohio were reportedly abducted by their father after a domestic dispute.

Following a statewide manhunt, Neil Perin, 34, of Athens, was arrested near Shaker Square Wednesday evening, according to U.S. Marshal Pete Elliot.

The children are safe and unharmed.

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Perin, who has a reported history of violence, was grabbed and arrested by marshals at 2642 North Moreland Boulevard after leaving an apartment before midnight Wednesday.

Police say a baby boy under 12-months-old, a 2-year-old girl, and a 4-year-old girl were initially taken by Perin early Wednesday morning in his 2012 Dodge Journey.

Charges against Perin are pending.

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