Gunmen abduct 3-year-old boy from home in US

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The Independent US

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has been kidnapped by two gunmen who broke into his family's home in Southern California and tied up his mother and her five other children.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Beavers says the men burst into the San Bernardino home with handguns Sunday afternoon, ransacked the house and stole money and property, then left with 3-year-old Briant Rodriguez. The men told the still-bound mother and children not to call police.

Beavers says one of the children freed himself then untied the rest of the family.

The mother has told investigators she did not know the two gunmen. No witnesses saw their vehicle.

San Bernardino is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.