UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled after Edmonton mother found with boy

Edmonton Police cancelled the Amber Alert after the pair were located in Okotoks

Edmonton Police cancelled an Amber Alert after finding the abducted boy with his mother in Okotoks.

An off duty Calgary Police Service officer spotted the mother, Brianne Hjalte and her alleged abducted son.

He was unharmed.

Hjalte was arrested by RCMP in Okotoks and remains in custody, say police. Hjalte is facing a charge of abduction under the Criminal Code, Section 283(1).

Background

The alleged abduction took place March 15 at 2:30 p.m. in Edmonton from the Waverley Elementary School in the area of 68 Street and 89 Avenue.

Edmonton Police issued the Amber Alert just before 10 p.m. and advised that the eight-year-old boy was believed to be in imminent danger. The alert was then cancelled a little after 6 a.m.

Read More: Ontario father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

Police originally believed that they left the area on foot on 89 Avenue. They were believed to be travelling in a 2008 Silver, Jeep Patriot with Alberta plate ZWK 844.

Later in the evening police issued a second alert updating that they believed the pair to be in Buick Century with Alberta license plate MAE 903.

This story had been updated to remove the name of the child who was abducted.

Just Posted

Red Deer resident releases a set of inspiring new titles

Bev Burton excited to share her story via Create Your Calm Waters and Arise & Shine

National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day is May 18th

Alberta RCMP participates in Canada Road Safety Week during Victoria Day long weekend

‘Shop Stettler’ awareness campaign is underway

Promotional campaign runs through to June 8th

Unveil Studio’s new project, Dream, explores meaning and purpose

The episodic series, shot by Matt and Dan Kooman, consists of inspiring stories from around the world

Stettler’s own Dacia Gramlick performs June 8th at the Stettler Alliance Church

Gramlick heads to Salzburg, Austria in July for an exciting learning opportunity

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Authorities warn out-of-control wildfire could cut northern Alberta town’s electricity

Alberta Transportation has closed Highway 35 south of High Level due to the fire

‘Rope-a-dope’: Environmentalists say Alberta war room threat won’t distract them

Those against Alberta Premier Jason Kenney aren’t worried about promise to fight critics of energy industry

Almost $13 million to be paid to Grande Prairie hospital subcontractors, others

No reasons for the Court of Queen’s Bench order were released

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Speed, alcohol considered factors in deadly Calgary crash: police

Two female passengers in the Corolla, aged 31 and 65, died at the scene

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

‘What’s your number?’: Advocates urge Canadians to check their blood pressure

May 17 is World Hypertension Day, marked to spread awareness on the risks of high blood pressure

National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day is May 18

Alberta RCMP participates in Canada Road Safety Week during Victoria Day long weekend

Most Read