False AMBER Alert™ Circulating Social Media
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.
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