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2 Saskatchewan children found in South Dakota, Amber Alert cancelled

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WATCH: An Amber Alert was cancelled by Saskatchewan RCMP and South Dakota police on Wednesday for two Saskatchewan children who went missing, ages seven and eight – Aug 10, 2022

Authorities in South Dakota have located two Saskatchewan children who went missing and were believed to be in the company of a convicted sex offender.

An Amber Alert was cancelled by Saskatchewan RCMP and South Dakota police Wednesday morning for the children, ages seven and eight. Their mother was also believed to be with the children.

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“Early this morning, Saskatchewan RCMP was advised by our policing partners in the United States that the four individuals who were the subject of Amber Alerts in Saskatchewan and South Dakota were located and were with officials in South Dakota,” a statement released by the Saskatchewan RCMP on Wednesday said.

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South Dakota Department of Public Safety told Global News the children were found late Tuesday.

The children are safe with law officials at this point and plans are being made to get them to Canada, Tony Mangan, a spokesperson for the department said.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident, he added.

Saskatchewan RCMP issued the Amber Alert on Monday evening for the children, and late Tuesday said it was being extended into South Dakota.

“There was most definitely a collective sigh of relief amongst all agencies involved in bringing these two young children to safety. Obviously, there is a long road ahead and a number of investigative avenues that need to be followed up on. We want to assure the public that this investigation remains a priority for the Saskatchewan RCMP,” said Chief Superintendent Tyler Bates, officer in charge of the Saskatchewan RCMP’s South District.

Another release from the Saskatchewan RCMP said the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the United States Department of Homeland Security are also investigating the matter.

— with files from The Canadian Press

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