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Two arrested after reported child abduction in northern Iowa

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Two children are reportedly abducted from a home in northern Iowa.  Buffalo Center Police say a man and a woman were seen leaving a home near the 400 block of Second Street NW with two children.  

A babysitter says the two kids, ages three and one, were taken by the unknown man and the kids' mother, Ashley Machain, who allegedly showed a knife.  Police were later able to find the SUV they were driving in Fort Dodge and safely rescue the children.

Machain and Daniel Smith were taken into custody.  Machain was charged with Burglary 2nd (Class C Felony) and Child Endangerment (Class D Felony). Smith was charged with Burglary 2nd (Class C Felony) and Driving While Barred (Aggravated Misdemeanor). 

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