A mother faces several abduction charges stemming from a parental child abduction investigation in Redwood Meadows by the Tsuut'tina Nation Police Service (TNPS).

She was initially charged with breaching an interim parenting court order in Redwood Meadows on Aug. 6. Called back to the community on Aug. 13, the police determined the two children under the age of 14 were not at the residence as required by a court order.

They were quickly located in Surrey, B.C. the same day. Both have been safely returned to Calgary.

Acting on a Western Canada-wide warrant, the mother was located and arrested by the RCMP in Surrey without incident and was charged with two counts of abduction in contravention of a custody order as well as one count of disobeying a court order.

TNPS officials say it was determined early in the investigation that the circumstances of the case didn't meet the criteria for the issuance of an Amber Alert.

To protect the identity of the children, the name of the accused will not be released.

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