May 15, 2018 4:31 pm

Thunder Bay, Ont., woman charged following Amber Alert for 8-year-old boy

OPP cruiser

Lars Hagberg / The Canadian Press

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Provincial police say a woman wanted following an Amber Alert is facing several charges.

Police issued an Amber Alert on Monday after a boy was allegedly taken from a community in the Thunder Bay, Ont., area that morning.

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The eight-year-old was found safe roughly three hours later at a Tim Hortons in Thunder Bay, but police said they were still looking for a woman.

OPP say a 47-year-old Thunder Bay woman was arrested and is charged with abduction in contravention of a court order, break and enter, and assault.

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Police say she has been released and is scheduled to appear in Thunder Bay court on June 1.

OPP say no further information can be released due to a publication ban.

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