Edmonton Police have issued an Amber Alert for a child who was abducted today at 2:50 p.m. from Waverley Elementary School in the area of 68 St. and 89 Ave. in Edmonton
"Noah Ducharme is described as age 8, male, 4 ft., 70 lb, short brown hair, wearing a dark green hoodie, light coloured jeans, yellow and black Nike prescription glasses," Edmonton Police said in the alert. "Noah was abducted by his mother Brianne Hjalte described as age 31, Indigenous female, 5 ft., 7 inches, 180 lbs, dark shoulder length hair, wearing a dark jacket, dark pants.
"They left the area on foot westbound on 89 ave. They are believed to be travelling in a 2008 Silver, Jeep Patriot with Alberta plate ZWK 844. It is believed that Noah is in imminent danger."
Update 9:58 p.m.: Edmonton Police say do not approach the suspect:
Do not approach the suspect. Please call the Edmonton Police at 780-423-4567 if you have any information.
Update 11:44 p.m.: The Amber Alert has been updated:
They are now believed to be travelling in a 2002 Buick Century with Alberta plate M A E 9 0 3 in the Calgary, Alberta area.
Update March 16, 6:36 a.m.: The Amber Alert has ended. Edmonton Police say the situation has been resolved.
The Amber Alert for Noah Ducharme has been cancelled. Noah and his mother were located in Calgary at 5:30 am. Noah is unharmed. Thank you to everyone who shared the information about the Amber Alert.
Update March 16, 10:41 a.m.: Multiple sources are reporting Noah Ducharme was located in Okotoks by Okotoks RCMP.
Update March 16, 3:49 p.m.: Edmonton Police Services confirmed Noah Ducharme was located in Okotoks after an off-duty Calgary Police Service member noticed him.
An off duty Calgary Police Service member spotted Noah with his mother, thanks to the Amber Alert. RCMP members from Okotoks responded and took the mother into custody.