Missing 6-year-old boy from Miramichi, N.B. found after Amber Alert

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck. DD

New Brunswick RCMP say they have found the six-year-old boy from Miramichi, N.B., who went missing early on Tuesday.

A 33-year old woman, who police said earlier was the boy’s mother but did not have custody of the child, was taken into police custody.

“Both individuals are safe,” read the updated release at 12 p.m. “Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.”

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An Amber Alert was issued for the boy at around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. Before he was found, police said the boy was last seen at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the Douglastown area of Miramichi.

In the final update, RCMP said more information will be shared when available.

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