Amber alert ended after 4-year-old found safe

Herald file photo.

An Amber Alert issued shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday was called off after the four-year-old child was found safe.

The alert, issued across Saskatchewan by the Saskatoon Police Service, was called off at about 9:25 a.m.

In a tweet, the police said the girl was found safe and that the incident did not appear to be criminal.

As there was no criminal act and the girl was found safe, the Herald will not be releasing her name.

The investigation is ongoing. Saskatoon police released the following statement:

“I’m relieved to report to you, as you saw in the news release or on social media, that (the missing four-year-old) was safely located this morning following the activation of the Amber Alert System.

On behalf of our Service I want to express my thanks to everyone involved in locating her including; members of the public, the media and the RCMP for their assistance in the Amber Alert.

As you know she was reported missing to the Saskatoon Police Service at approximately 9:30 p.m on August 18th. She was last seen at 2:00 a.m. on August 18th at a residence on Devonshire Crescent. An Amber Alert was issued at 8:30 a.m. this morning following investigation overnight by officers. She was located at 9:00 a.m. today thanks to the work done by members of Patrol, the Missing Persons Unit, and Major Crime. She was located at a home on 20th Street West, and was found to be safe. It is important to note that in this situation the Amber Alert System played a role in confirming her location and identity. The woman at that address called the SPS when she saw the Alert, to say the girl was present in the home. We have also determined that this is the same woman who appeared in the surveillance photos released this morning.

At this time it does not appear that anything criminal occurred, however we continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance in conjunction with partner agencies.”