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Reporter: Hakkens spotted at marina in Cuba

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago Tuesday, April 09 2013 Apr 9, 2013 April 09, 2013 1:56 PM April 09, 2013 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

CUBA- A man identified himself to CNN as Joshua Hakken, the man accused of kidnapping his two sons from his wife's mother last week.

CNN reported that Hakken briefly talked with a network reporter in Havana. Hakken's blue sailboat was also docked at a marina, where the conversation took place. Hakken apparently did not answer questions. The reporter also said he saw what appears to be the family on the boat.

Hakken's sons, Chase, 2, and Cole, 4, were snatched from their grandparents' home in Tampa Wednesday. Police there said Joshua was armed and his wife, Sharyn, was waiting outside.

The Hakkens are connected to Louisiana, where they have lost custody of the boys after an arrest last year. Following the arrest, Joshua is also accused of pulling out a gun at a foster home in Hammond where the boys were staying, and attempting to take them.

CNN also reported Tuesday afternoon, officials in Cuba are cooperating with the U.S., but the two countries do not have an extradition treaty.

The FBI estimates there are about 70 U.S. fugitives in Cuba, most of them have been there for decades.
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