UPDATE: RCMP have called off an Amber Alert for a seven-month-old Grande Prairie baby who went missing earlier today. According to officials, police received a call at approximately 3 p.m. from a resident living south of Grande Prairie, reporting an infant was left in a car seat on the porch of his residence. The child was unharmed, but has been taken to hospital for further examination.
Police confirmed shortly after 5 p.m. the truck had been located and three people are in custody.
Police located the vehicle at a forestry products mill south of Grande Prairie, thanks to a tip from the public and with the help of an RCMP helicopter. A chase on foot ensued before police took the suspects into custody.
No charges have yet to be laid.
Earlier on Huffington Post:
An Amber Alert has been issued for a seven-month-old Alberta baby who has been taken in a stolen truck in Grande Prairie.
The girl, named Addison, was in the truck when it was stolen from a home in the Royal Oaks area on Tuesday between 12:30 and 1 p.m. MT, said authorities.
The 2010 light brown, two-tone Dodge truck has Alberta licence NED 553. The four-door truck has built-in tool boxes on the box and a pink sticker in the back tailgate that says "Baby On Board."
(Handout photo of the stolen truck)
Addison was wearing pink pants, a pink tunic with blue and pink hearts and no shoes.
If you see the truck, do not approach the suspect and call police immediately, said Alberta authorities.
Jodi McWilliams told The Edmonton Journal that she was inside her house when she heard a woman screaming outside. She said the woman had picked up something next door and was standing near the idling truck with the baby inside. Another truck pulled up behind her, and a man jumped into the woman's truck and sped away, according to McWilliams.
“It is not a parental abduction,” Cpl. Roy Kennedy told Canada.com. “It looks like a random person tried to take advantage of a situation, possibly a vehicle running very momentarily.
“The main thing right now is locating the vehicle as soon as we can, and, even more importantly, locating that child inside the vehicle.”
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