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Amber Alert cancelled after child found safe

Last Updated May 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm EDT

An Amber Alert for an eight-year-old boy who went missing in Gorham Township, near Thunder Bay, has been cancelled after the child was found safe, Amber Alert Ontario tweeted.

Ontario Provincial Police said the eight-year-old boy, first reported missing from Gorham Township at 9 a.m. Monday, was located roughly three hours later at a Tim Hortons in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Sgt. Shelley Garr said the Amber Alert was issued because the child was believed to be in danger at the time. She offered no word on the boy’s condition but said he has been taken into protective custody.

Garr said the child went missing in the company of his mother, who police are still trying to locate.

She said it was not known whether the woman is on foot or still driving the vehicle listed in the original alert.

“She’s still out there and we’re actively looking for her, ” Garr said, adding there is no reason to believe the woman poses a risk to the public.