UPDATE: Boy found safe after Amber Alert issued

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An Amber Alert that was issued for a three-year-old boy from Sudbury early Tuesday morning has been cancelled after he was found safe in Toronto.

Toronto police confirmed on Twitter just before 8 a.m. Tuesday that William Gooden and his mother were both located in the city’s downtown area.

Greater Sudbury Police Service requested the alert be sent out at approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday as they were concerned for the boy’s safety.

Officers said according to their initial investigation, they were contacted at around 12 a.m. Tuesday by William’s guardian as the boy had not been returned home after being dropped off with his mother at around 12 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at the Rainbow Mall in downtown Sudbury.

Police said they “immediately initiated an investigation” and started checking places the boy’s mother was known to visit in the Sudbury area as well as checking in with employees at the Greyhound and Northalnd Bus Stations as the mother does not have access to a vehicle.

Officers were able to confirm just after 3 a.m. Tuesday, after speaking with an employee at Northland, that the boy and his mother had boarded a bus to Toronto Monday afternoon. Police said the bus arrived at the Bay Street Station in Toronto at 6:50 p.m. Monday.

After receiving a call to the police tip line, Toronto police found the boy and his mother safe and in good health.

Officers are thanking the public for their assistance with the case. It’s not clear if anyone was arrested in connection with the investigation or whether any charges are being laid.