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Amber Alert from Northern Idaho canceled after child found safe

September 6, 2018

An Amber Alert issued statewide overnight was canceled early Thursday after a missing child was found safe and his mother was taken into police custody.

The 11-year-old boy from Hayden, who is autistic and a ward of the state, was released to his mother for a visitation and then not returned.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office believed the child may have been in danger and issued the alert at 3:55 a.m.

The alert was canceled at 4:30 a.m. after the child was found.

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