Southern California authorities are still searching for a nine-year-old boy taken at gunpoint from his Palm Desert home in the middle of the night Wednesday.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has requested a statewide AMBER Alert for the disappearance of Nicholas Farber.
Police said two men broke into his home just after 2 a.m. Wednesday, and assaulted the father before leaving with the boy in a white SUV. That vehicle has been identified as a GMC Yukon.
Police are searching for the boy’s mother, who was involved in a bitter custody battle over the boy, but they have not named her as a suspect.
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The AMBER Plan
The AMBER Plan is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies and broadcasters to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.
Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS), formerly called the Emergency Broadcast System, to air a description of the missing child and suspected abductor.
This is the same concept used during severe weather emergencies. The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child.
How Does the AMBER Plan Work?
AMBER Plans Nationwide
Source: http://www.missingkids.org/ (The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Web site)
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