last nights amber alert

People called 911 to complain about last night's Amber Alert in Toronto

After Toronto was sprung awake at 3 a.m. last night by an Amber Alert, York Regional Police announced that two missing children were found safe downtown.

The brothers, aged two and four, were with their 70-year-old grandfather, who the police described as a "vulnerable person," driving down Lake Shore Boulevard around 4:30 a.m. when they were located.

Police said that their success in finding the children was a "direct result of the Amber Alert."

Yet, people called 911 last night — again — to complain about the jarring alert notification sound.

Some of the calls were "abusive and very rude," Cst. Andy Patterson said.

Those who complained were upset the alarm had disrupted their sleep.

Others were bothered by the fact that the children were last seen at Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket at 3 p.m., but that the alert didn't go off until 3 a.m.

Many Torontonians did defend the Amber Alert, and told those who complained that they were selfish.

Lead photo by

York Region Police


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