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AMBER alert canceled after missing 5-year-old Washington boy found

Amber, Blue and Silver Alerts: What you need to know

AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts are used by local law enforcement to notify the public that someone has gone missing. Here’s what you need to know about what each color code means.
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AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts are used by local law enforcement to notify the public that someone has gone missing. Here’s what you need to know about what each color code means.

Police canceled an AMBER alert for a 5-year-old boy after he was found Tuesday afternoon.

The alert was originally sent Tuesday morning for Ethan Robertson, who was believed to be be in danger after his father, Justin Robertson, allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s home, stabbed her and took Ethan. The father and the car he was traveling in was also located, according to Idaho State Police.

It was believed they were traveling in a red 2014 Subaru Legacy with Washington plate APN2450. It was unknown where they were going, and the alert was issued in several counties.

Police issued the alert at 7:36 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. In a release, police said Justin Robertson has access to weapons, but it was not known if he had any in his possession.

Hayley covers local government for the Idaho Statesman with a primary focus on Boise. Previously, she worked for the Salisbury Daily Times, the Hartford Courant, the Denver Post and McClatchy’s D.C. bureau. Hayley graduated from Ohio University with degrees in journalism and political science.If you like seeing stories like this, please consider supporting our work with a digital subscription to the Idaho Statesman.
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