The five-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Markham yesterday has been found safe. The Amber Alert was sent out around 5:00pm after the girl was allegedly abducted from her school by her father. As a direct result of the alert, police received a tip and the father and daughter were located in the area of Fairburn Drive. The Alert was cancelled around 6:00pm.
Again, police are asking residents not to call 911 to complain about receiving an Amber Alert. Toronto police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante (tweet below) says the emergency line is not to be used for such complaints. Residents are asked to refrain from calling 911 so that the lines can remain open to respond to real emergencies.
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— Katrina Arrogante (@TPSKatrina) March 20, 2019
CHILD FOUND: We have located 5-year-old Jannah Jaffri in good health. Her father has been taken into custody. Investigation is ongoing. Thank you to our community for your assistance in bringing Jannah home safely.
— York Regional Police (@YRP) March 19, 2019
Ontario AMBER Alert has been cancelled. The child has been located. @YRP
— AMBER Alert Ontario (@AMBERAlertONT) March 19, 2019
— York Regional Police (@YRP) March 20, 2019