WICHITA, Kan. -

Police say two children are now in protective custody after finding them alone in an apartment Friday.

It happened just after 10:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Hydraulic. Officers were called to the apartment to check on the welfare of a 25-year-old woman. When they arrived, the woman wasn't there, but they found a three-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl alone inside.

Police say the parents and responsible parties arrived a short time later, that's when preliminary interviews were conducted. The case will be forwarded to EMCU.