EL PASO, Texas - The El Paso Police Department said an Amber Alert was canceled for 9-year-old Ashley and 10-year-old Brandon Estrada and their mother, Brenda Estrada, after the three were found safe Friday morning.

The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert for the Estrada family after midnight Friday.

"They are safe and unharmed," El Paso police said in a tweet.

Authorities were searching for Miguel Mendez in connection with their disappearances, and EPPD said Mendez was taken into custody as the investigation into this case continues.