Update: Box, Not Child Thrown Into Trunk and Caused Amber Alert

Police call off Amber Alert after misunderstanding.

Update, as reported on Stamford Patch at 10 p.m. Wednesday

Earlier, police issued an Amber alert to rescue a small child that was allegedly thrown into the trunk of a black Honda, however, police now report that a box was actually thrown into the car, according to a breaking alert from News 12.

Police reportedly tracked down the driver of the 1993 Honda Civic with the license plate ENL9676 to discover that he was not holding a child against their will.

Although police are still investigating the matter, no criminal charges will be filed.


Update: A representative at the communications department of the Connecticut State Police told Oxford Patch that an Amber Alert has been lifted for a missing child out of Stamford that someone reported as being abducted. We still do not know why the Amber Alert has been lifted, but it appears the child is safe.

We will bring you more information as we get it.

Original story, which is no longer accurate but is being provided as a reference: A regional police broadcast is saying that the Amber Alert has been canceled. We are keeping the information below up until we get further details.

Stamford Patch reports that police have issued an Amber Alert after a "four or five" year-old child was forcibly taken from Stamford's Town Center Mall, according to a regional police broadcast.

Police reported around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday that a Hispanic male about 5-feet, 6-inches tall of an unknown age put a small child in the trunk of his car and drove off.

The identites of the man and the child, in addition to the child's age, have not been released.

The vehicle is described as a 1998 black four-door Honda Civic with New York license plates ENL9676. Anyone with information is asked to call 203.997.4444. 

We will bring you more on this story as we learn more.

Graham Perry August 11, 2011 at 06:59 AM
Missing British Citizen-name -Madeleine McCann, age 8-years-old. Circumstance-she disappeared from Portugal in May 2007. There is a chance that Madeleine might be somewhere in AMERICA-ALASKA-CANADA-U.S.A-HAWAII-MEXICO-ARGENTINA. Please view this video-link for Madeleine's description - http://www.findmadeleine.com/campaigns/video_appeal_may2011.html GOD PROTECT YOU MADELEINE.
Graham Perry August 11, 2011 at 07:01 AM
Thankyou, on Madeleine's behalf. I just want Madeleine home safe in the UK, with her family.
Kathleen Canfield August 11, 2011 at 11:14 AM
Thank goodness the child is all right!
Andrew Turkenkopf August 11, 2011 at 11:47 AM
But is the box okay?
barbara August 11, 2011 at 11:57 AM
I just heard on the news that the child jumped in with the box. It's ridiculous how so many variations of a story can circulate. But thankfully all reports are that the child is safe.


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