4 children taken to Colorado by father have been found safe

SALEM, N.H. (WHDH) - Four children from New Hampshire taken to Colorado by their father have been located.

Police in Colorado say they recognized the father’s car on Saturday. Matthew Giovanditto, 30, of Taunton, was not arrested and does not face any charges.

Authorities say the children are now in the care of relatives in Colorado Springs.

The children’s mother reported her four children missing on Friday. She told police her ex-husband had driven their children to Colorado, and was refusing to bring them home.

The mother has full custody, but she and Giovanditto agreed the children could be taken for a short time. She told 7News Sunday that she is on her way to Colorado to reunite with the children.

Giovanditto told 7News he thinks the situation was blown out of proportion.

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