Winnipeg police charge woman with abduction following Amber Alert

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Winnipeg police cruiser. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

A Manitoba woman has been charged after her son went missing from a supervised visit on Tuesday afternoon.

The Winnipeg Police Service issued an Amber Alert for a 2-year-old boy after his mother left a prearranged supervised visit with the child, without legal authorization, Const. Rob Carver said.

Police believed the boy’s safety was in jeopardy and it was determined the mother was likely leaving Winnipeg.

Shortly before 8:10 p.m., an Amber Alert was sent out.

About an hour later, authorities were notified that the mother had turned herself into the RCMP in Amaranth, MB, and the boy was safe.

She was charged Wednesday with abduction where no custody order, and released on an undertaking.

The charges against her have not been proven in court.

Northern Plains Freelancer is not identifying the mother to protect the boy’s identity.