Missing Hurst kids, mom found safe near Denver

A Hurst woman who was reported missing with her two children has been found safe in Colorado, a police official said.

Tyna George, 33, son Haden, 11, and daughter Macy, 7, were found in the "Denver-Aurora area," said Hurst Assistant Police Chief Steve Niekamp.

Police in Colorado notified Hurst police at 3:30 p.m. that mother and children were safe, Niekamp said.

Hurst police canceled an Amber Alert that was issued to help locate the children, who are students at Harrison Lane Elementary School, Niekamp said.

He added that the mother, who had custody of the children, does not face criminal charges.

"We never worked it as a crime," he said. "We worked it as a missing-endangered person welfare check."

Police were concerned about the children because of a telephone conversation Tyna George had with her mother Tuesday.

"That gave her enough indication that the kids might be in danger," Niekamp said.

He said Tyna George told her mother that she had a hunting knife for protection, and that "God had texted her, warning her to leave the area."

He also noted that the son has to take medication, but he declined to describe the boy's medical condition.