NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The U.S. Marshals located three Portsmouth children who police say were abducted by their birth mother.

Asia Lamb, 35, is facing multiple felony charges including abduction.

The three children were reported missing by the father, Ryan Cole, when the children did not show up for school on Monday, September 11, 2017 as required by court order.

Portsmouth Police launched an investigation, yet Lamb refused to return the kids despite instructions by investigators.

On Monday, the U.S. Marshals New York New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force located Lamb and all three children at an apartment in the Bronx. Lamb was taken into custody, and the children are in the process of being returned to family.