The two brothers who D.C. police said were taken without permission by their mother from Children’s Hospital were found several hours later and are in safe hands, police said Thursday night.

The boys, brothers ages 5 and 10, were taken from the campus of the D.C. hospital at about 4 p.m. Thursday, and police investigated the case as a possible double kidnapping.

Before the boys were found, police said they were with a woman who they knew. They later identified the woman as their mother, Mikisha Funderburk, 27.

It was not immediately clear why the mother was not supposed to be with the boys. Police did not say when or where the boys were located.

This story has been updated.