DOLORES, Colo. — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has canceled an Amber Alert for the Navajo Police Department for two children last seen in southwest Colorado.
CBI said, Friday morning, that the two young children at the center of the alert were located and are safe.
An amber alert for the two was originally issued Thursday evening when the two were believed to be with a 35-year-old man, last seen in a brown over white 2005 Ford F-250 pickup in the Dolores, CO area, Thursday afternoon.
“Amber” stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. The alert was created after the January 1996 kidnapping and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman.
Certain criteria must be met before an Amber Alert is issued
The abducted child must be 17 years old or younger.
The abducted child must be in immediate danger of serious bodily harm or death.
There must be enough descriptive information available to believe a broadcast will assist or aid in the recovery.
A local law enforcement agency or Amber designee from another state must request the activation.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is responsible for issuing amber alerts.
> More information about Amber Alerts can be found here.
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