State Police arrest woman in Danbury wanted for taking children

Shareen Tana (Connecticut State Police)

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– A New York woman was arrested in Danbury on Tuesday after allegedly taking her children in custodial interference from Massachusetts and threatening harm.

Connecticut State Police say at around 2:40 p.m., troopers were made to be on the lookout for a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The vehicle was said to be occupied by 40-year-old Shareen Tana, her three children and possibly two others.

Police say Tana had taken her children in custodial interference and had threatened to harm herself and her children. She was believed to be traveling to Rochester, New York on I-84 and it was unknown if she had any weapons.

State troopers were able to locate the vehicle at an Alltown convenience store and gas station at 110 Newtown Road in Danbury. Tana was then taken into custody on an extraditable warrant from Pittsfield for kidnapping a minor by relative.

Police say all five children were not injured.

Tana was charged with being a fugitive from justice; extradition and held on a $100,000 bond.

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