Sunday, October 24, 2021
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Child found unharmed following all-day Amber Alert; father in custody

- Advertisement -

A day-long search for a 14-month old boy, who RCMP say was abducted by his father early Friday morning (Dec. 20), has ended in good news.

An Amber Alert was issued around 2:30 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 20), when police say Waylon Armstrong was taken by his father Cody Armstrong, 41, from the hamlet of Brule, located near Hinton in central Alberta.

Hinton RCMP saying in an update Friday afternoon (Dec. 20), that Cody was in possession of a long barrel rifle at the time of the abduction. Waylon and his mother were visiting Cody’s home when an altercation took place, and he left with the toddler.

In a second update, police said they believed Cody was barricaded inside his home, but it was unknown if Waylon was with him.

- Advertisement -   Article continues below ad

The Amber Alert for Waylon was cancelled as of 4:47 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 20), with Hinton RCMP confirming that Waylon was found unharmed and that Cody had been taken into custody.

Since the matter is now under investigation, police do not expect to release any further details.

- Advertisement -
Sam Borsato

I started my radio career in 2015, shortly after graduating from Lethbridge College. I have a very strong passion for local news.

Proudly born in 1994, I grew up most of my life in Sylvan Lake, AB and I’ve lived in the Lethbridge since 2012. I’m a below average golfer on a good day, I take as many hiking trips to Waterton as possible in the summer and I love my two cats, Outlaw and Jynx, and my dog, Maverick, more than most people I know.

I look forward to providing accurate, timely news coverage in southern Alberta for plenty of years to come!

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Lethbridge News

By-election to take place in Lethbridge County before end of April 2022

LETHBRIDGE, AB - There will be a by-election in Lethbridge County within the next six months. No candidate ran in Division 5 during the recent...

Deadline for mandatory COVID-19 vaccine extended for AHS employees

EDMONTON, AB - The deadline to get fully vaccinated, if you work for Alberta Health Services, has been extended by one month. The original cutoff...

Alberta waiting for Health Canada approval of COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids

EDMONTON, AB - Alberta's top doctor says it'll be important to have another option for protecting kids against COVID-19 as a vaccine for five...

Five arrested during search of north Lethbridge home

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Five people are facing a variety of charges after Lethbridge Police executed a search warrant at a north side home earlier...

University of Lethbridge study uses urine analysis to diagnose concussions

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Some local researchers are studying pee. Yes, that's right. The research group, consisting of two people from the University of Lethbridge and...
- Advertisement -