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Mother and father accused of kidnapping -- own children and taking them to Havana Cuba will head back to the United States whether they like it or not.
That's the word today from officials in -- fact we got the were just the last few hours.
It really is an enormous development into custody case that threatened to become an international incident -- out began.
The children have been living -- their maternal grandmother in Florida north of Tampa.
They're just four in two years old.
The grandmother says her son in law Joshua Hakan kidnapped his kids last week just hours after he -- he'd lost custody.
Investigators say -- went into the grandmother's house tied up tied her up and they took the kids away.
And then his wife and he apparently packed the children into a boat.
And sailed to Havana.
Need to -- -- video that we're told shows the -- like at Hemingway marina in the event you can see to see them walking there behind the glass.
Earlier today a spokesman for this US State Department said officials were keeping a close eye on all of us.
We are where.
Of this case and the US intersection is in contact with local authorities.
US officials are -- -- all appropriate.
Assistance the family and getting that family back to the United States could have been a real problem because Washington doesn't have any -- formal sort of agreement with Cuba for these sorts of cases.
Now it appears problem solved Phil Keating is live with the news in -- -- -- where things stand now -- No timeline yet from Cuba issue but the Hillsborough County -- -- -- is optimistic it will be sooner than later Cuban authorities -- -- Hagan family has been hiding out the Hemingway marina for three days and the kids have not shower or -- the entire time so the police may remove them tonight.
This from Cuba this afternoon quote from the first moment diplomatic notes were exchanged a professional communication has been maintained between.
Cuba's ministry of foreign relations and the US interest section in Havana in an effort to guarantee the integrity and well being.
All of the miners six warrants are out for Josh what -- -- up in Tampa.
For kidnapping child neglect and false imprisonment.
-- do do we know why the parents lost custody in the first place -- Yeah last summer they -- -- -- the two kids from Florida to Louisiana and one night police went to their hotel room where they found.
A bizarre Joshua what -- a lot of marijuana and the dad talking about an impending Armageddon.
He then -- the -- his kids from Foster care there are while waving a gun and then last Tuesday Florida gave full custody of the boys to the maternal grandparents.
Leading to this.
But what you've -- -- -- I like when I -- a lot.
-- -- change my two grandchildren have been in -- state custody.
He's been missing -- -- -- not yet they've been there in state custody their under the state custody he's not -- be -- them.
-- he's been missing for nine months he tied me up.
I was able can actually -- myself to parent does it but -- been -- about to happen now.
Considering Cuba refuses to hand over dozens of fugitives including killers to the FBI.
The return of the -- -- is really remarkable job it is thanks very much Phil Keating and -- -- for a new.
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