Don’t call 911 to complain about being awakened by Amber Alert: Police

Don’t call 911 to complain about being awakened by Amber Alert: Police



Toronto police say people upset about Amber Alert notifications on their cellphones should not call 911.

They say they have received a number of complaints today about being awakened by an alert issued for a three-year-old boy.

Greater Sudbury police issued the alert at about 5 a.m. alleging the boy had been abducted by his mother.

The boy was found safe in Toronto at 8 a.m., and another alert went out to the public.

Toronto police say in a tweet that tying up the 911 lines could mean a slower response to an actual emergency.

Some people posted on Twitter that the Amber Alert system should be changed so it doesn’t wake people living far from where a child goes missing.

May 14, 2019 / by / in