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Amber Alert boy found

UPDATE: 6:45 a.m.

The Edmonton boy at the centre of an Amber Alert that spanned two Alberta cities has been found safe.

Edmonton police tweeted early Saturday that the eight-year-old was found unharmed in Calgary at 5:30 a.m. Police said earlier they believed the boy was abducted from school by his mother on Friday afternoon, and that he was believed to be in danger.

After leaving Edmonton, the pair were believed to be travelling in the Calgary area, where they were eventually found. Police thanked the public for sharing information on the alert.


ORIGINAL: 9:50 p.m.

Edmonton police have issued an Amber Alert for an eight-year-old boy who they say was abducted by his mother this afternoon.

Police say Noah Ducharme was take from Waverley Elementary School in the city's east end.

Police say they believe Noah is in "imminent danger."

He is four-feet tall and weighs about 70 pounds.

He has short brown hair and was wearing a dark green hoodie, light coloured jeans, and yellow and black Nike prescription glasses.

Police say Noah's mother, Brianne Hjalte, is 31.

She is described as five-foot-seven, approximately 180 pounds, with dark shoulder-length hair, and was wearing a dark jacket and dark pants.

Police say the two are believed to be travelling in a 2008 Silver, Jeep Patriot with Alberta plate ZWK 844.

The public is advised to not approach the suspect.

Anyone who sees this vehicle, Hjalte or Noah, is asked to police at 780-423-4567, or #377 from your mobile phone.



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