Amber Alert cancelled after boy kidnapped by mom from Edmonton faculty discovered secure


EDITOR’S NOTE: This text initially stated the boy was kidnapped on Monday, which was incorrect. It has since been corrected to say he was kidnapped on Friday. We remorse the error.

The Edmonton Police Service cancelled an Amber Alert initially issued Friday evening for an eight-year-old boy who they are saying was kidnapped by his mom from Waverley Elementary Faculty on Friday afternoon.

An off-duty CPS member noticed the boy and his mom Brianne Hjalte, whereas driving. She was arrested by RCMP in Okotoks and is going through a cost of abduction. She stays in custody, and the kid might be returned to his father.

The alert as first issued Friday night, and was up to date early Saturday morning to state that the boy might have been in “imminent hazard.”

The alert was cancelled at roughly 6:30 a.m. MT (eight:30 a.m. EST) on Saturday morning after the boy was discovered secure.


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Police initially stated the boy was kidnapped within the space of 68 Avenue and 89 Avenue at 2:50 p.m.

He’s four-feet-tall and about 70 kilos. He has brief brown hair and was sporting a darkish inexperienced hoodie, light-coloured denims and yellow and black Nike prescription glasses.

Hjalte is 31 years outdated. She is five-foot-seven and about 180 kilos with darkish, shoulder-length hair. She was sporting a darkish jacket and darkish pants.

In a information launch, police stated they consider the 2 left the realm on foot, heading west on 89 Avenue.

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“It’s believed that [the boy] is in imminent hazard,” police stated.

Initially, police stated they believed the 2 had been travelling in a silver 2008 Jeep Patriot with Alberta plate ZWK 844. Nevertheless, shortly after 11:30 p.m., police stated they believed the 2 could also be travelling in a 2002 Buick Century with Alberta licence plate MAE 903.

Police stated they consider the boy and his mom are someplace within the Calgary space.

Anybody who sees the boy, his mom or the car is requested to name EPS instantly at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a cell phone.

Police stated if anybody sees the suspect, she shouldn’t be approached.

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