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PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- An AMBER Alert was issued for two children after police believed they were taken by their birth mother.

Police said around midnight that the children had been dropped off at a friend's house and that they were safe.

Their mother, 24-year-old Asia Dominique Jarvis, remains at large, according to police.

There are no further details about the mother's whereabouts.

Police said  Asia Jarvis made threats to kill both children if their father didn't not provide money.

The father has custody of the children. He received a message from the mother that concerned him so he called police.

Jarvis is described as a black female, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 215 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Jarvis was last seen wearing a blue night robe, green tights and an over sized shirt. She currently has two active warrants on file for felony abduction.

If you have any information that can help call the  Portsmouth Police Department immediately at 757-393-5300 or Detective A. Mannings at 757-718-6781.

Asia Dominique Jarvis and her two children.