A three-year-old boy’s missing child alert that was issued in Vancouver late on Monday night has been canceled.
The small kid was last seen at B.C. Children’s Hospital on Monday afternoon, according to a request for help from Vancouver police in finding him.
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According to Vancouver police, RCMP agents located the boy and his mother close to Calgary, Alberta.
Vancouver police issued a brief statement saying, “The suspect has been detained and the child is currently in care.”
According to the Alberta RCMP, the arrest took place in the Foothills County region at around 6:30 a.m. local time.
A spokesman stated that the suspect and the youngster were discovered in a car, though she was unable to confirm whether they were both alone because the case is under investigation by the Vancouver Police Department. VPD says more details will be available soon.
Around 11:20 p.m. on Monday, the alert readiness system transmitted an emergency alert to mobile devices.
Residents in the Lower Mainland, however, reported considerable variations in how they were informed.
Some mobile phone customers said their devices only showed push notifications instead of sounding alarms.
Others either received a warning message after the RCMP had already canceled the alert or received no notification at all.
Many people did not receive a notification that the emergency had passed when the alert was canceled.
When a shooter opened fire and killed three people in Langley back in July, B.C. law enforcement last made use of the system.
In that instance, people affected received notification that the situation was over.
How the suspect was able to take the infant from the hospital is still a mystery to a lot of people.
The BC Children’s Hospital and the Ministry of Children and Family Development have both been contacted by CTV News for comments.
It takes around 10 hours to go from BCCH to Foothills County, and it took law enforcement about 18 hours to locate the youngster.