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Cuba to turn over Florida couple who allegedly abducted children

CUBA (NBC) — A couple who allegedly abducted their two young sons from Florida fled to Cuba, which announced Tuesday that it will return the family to the United States.

Cuban authorities confirmed that Joshua Hakken, 35, and Sharyn Hakken, 34, arrived in the island nation in their sailboat the Salty Paw on Sunday. They notified the U.S. the next day and decided to turn over the couple and their kids on Tuesday morning, a government statement said.

The boys, 2 and 4, had been living with their grandmother in Tampa.

Police say Joshua Hakken entered the house in the early morning April 3, tied up the grandmother and took the boys.

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Photo courtesy of Desmond Boylan / Reuters

Photo courtesy of Desmond Boylan / Reuters

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