Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Amber Alert: Facts and Figures about the Procedure

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Amber Alert: Facts and Figures about the Procedure

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Amber Alert: facts and figures

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Montreal police issued an Amber Alert on Tuesday afternoon for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, a 10-year-old boy who went missing Monday. Late on Tuesday night, they lifted the alert. Some facts about the Amber Alert in general:

WHEN USED: They are typically reserved for the most dangerous, time-critical abduction cases where there is imminent danger and where there is enough information for citizens to help track down the missing child.

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ORIGIN: Named for Amber Hagerman, a nine-year-old American girl who was kidnapped and murdered in 1996. It prompted her community of Arlington, Texas, to create the AMBER (America's Missing Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert program. Nobody has been arrested in her murder. …

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