THIRD UPDATE: An 8-year-old boy will be turned over to his father as his mother now faces charges of abduction after an Amber Alert was issued yesterday (March 15) afternoon.
Noah Ducharme was taken by his mother from Waverley Elementary School in Edmonton at 2:50 pm. They were seen leaving the area on foot. Edmonton Police said late last night that they were believed to be in the Calgary area and they believed the boy to be in "imminent danger."
The pair were spotted in Calgary this morning by an off-duty member of the Calgary Police Service. The mother, 31-year-old Brianne Hjalte was arrested in Okotoks and remains in custody.
At 6:12 am the Amber Alert was cancelled.
SECOND UPDATE: The Amber Alert is now cancelled for 8-year-old Noah Ducharme who was abducted by his mother yesterday from Waverley Elementary School in Edmonton. The Ambert Alert was called off at 6:12 am.
Edmonton Police tweeted that Noah and his mother were found in Calgary at 5:30 am. Noah is unharmed.
Further details will be released as they are known.
UPDATE: 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. It is believed that Noah is in imminent danger.
Noah Ducharme is 8, male, 4 FT., 70 lbs, short brown hair, wearing a dark green hoodie, light coloured jeans, yellow and black Nike glasses.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing child who was abducted today near Waverley Elementary School in Edmonton, Alberta.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 WB on 89 AV. They are believed to be travelling in a 2008 Silver, Jeep Patriot with Alberta plate Z W K 8 4 4. It is believed that Noah is in imminent danger.
Do not approach the suspect. Please call the Edmonton Police at 780-423-4567 if you have any information.