Amber Alert: Joshua Hakken's sailboat spotted in Cuba, CNN reports

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Video: Exclusive: Video shows Hakken family sailboat in Cuba

Video: CNN: Hakken family spotted in Cuba


Havana, Cuba -- The search for Joshua Hakken, his wife and young sons has gone international.

CNN tells 10 News they have spotted the family in Cuba and a correspondent shot video of the sailboat, which is heavily guarded.

The reporter tells CNN he met a man who confirmed he was Joshua Hakken, and also saw a woman who matches the description of his wife as well as both young children on board the boat.

The manhunt for the Hakkens began last Wednesday, when 35-year-old Joshua Hakken tied up his mother-in-law. She had custody of his two boys, Chase and Cole, and lived in the Lake Magdalene area.

Then late Thursday, Hakken's truck was found and the following morning we learned the family was on a sailboat.

Cuba has no extradition treaty with the United States, and a Tampa lawyer tells 10 News it is unlikely the island nation will hand over the fugitives to U.S. authorities.

Also on Tuesday, the grandmother who was tied up may speak publicly for the first time.

10 News has learned she is currently at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. If she does give a statement, it won't be until later in the afternoon.

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