A false AMBER Alert™ is circulating social media. It shares that a three year old child was taken by a man in Rochester, Mn, depicting a vehicle and license plate number. The post has been shared numerous times. A call into the Rochester Police Department dispatch verified that this Amber Alert Status is false and unsubstantiated.

Danielle Teal/TSM
Danielle Teal/TSM

The AMBER Alert™ Program is an emergency response program that helps locate missing children and active in 50 states. It is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.

If you ever wonder if an AMBER Alert is legit, you can always contact law enforcement or monitor the status on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AMBERalert

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