UPDATE, 4:03 p.m. |
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police are still searching for a 6-year-old they believe was taken by his mother and could be in danger, but they have called off a search for a second vehicle in a nationwide Amber Alert.
WJAR-TV reported Thursday authorities are no longer looking for a gray 1992 Chevrolet Astro van with Washington state registration in connection with Daniel Britt’s disappearance. They have made contact with the owner, Daniel’s grandfather.
EARLIER POST | The Washington State Patrol said today the subjects of an Amber Alert out of Rhode Island could be in Washington.
The alert was issued Wednesday for 6-year-old Daniel Britt, who police say may have been taken out of state by his mother, Andria Britt, and could be in danger. The pair could be in or headed to Washington state, where Andria Britt reportedly has family, and could be in a van with Washington plates.
Andria Britt had shared custody of Daniel with his father but skipped a court date last week and failed to return the boy, a violation of a consent order. The court has since granted the father sole custody, the alert said.
The alert also cited an “immediate risk of harm” to both Andria and Daniel. Andria Britt may be driving a red 2004 Ford Focus with R.I. license plate 942-649. The Washington State Patrol says she could also be driving a gray 1992 Chevrolet Astro van with Washington license plate ABR1512.
The State Patrol has not issued an Amber Alert in Washington state at this time, but wants the public to be aware of the case.