Edmonton police issue Amber Alert for boy, 8, abducted by mother

Edmonton police issued an Amber Alert late Friday for a boy they say was abducted Friday afternoon by his mother.

The boy is believed to be in “imminent danger,” police said.

“The public is advised to not approach the suspect.”

Noah Ducharme, eight years old, was abducted at 2:50 p.m. from Waverley Elementary School in the area of 68th Street and 89th Avenue, police said.

Noah is four feet tall and about 70 pounds, with short brown hair.

He was wearing a dark green hoodie, light coloured jeans and yellow and black Nike prescription glasses.

Police said Noah was abducted by his mother Brianne Hjalte, 31, who is described as five-foot-seven tall, about 180 pounds, with dark shoulder length hair. She was wearing a dark jacket and dark pants.

Brianne Hjalte, 31, was driving a silver Jeep Patriot when she abducted her son on Friday, police said. (Edmonton Police Service)

Hjalte and Noah left the area on foot heading westbound on 89th Avenue, police said.

They are believed to be travelling in a silver 2008 Jeep Patriot with Alberta plate ZWK 844.

Anyone who sees the vehicle, Hjalte or Noah, is asked to call EPS immediately by calling the complaint line 780-423-4567, or #377 from a mobile phone.