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Amber alert for missing Spokane 5-year-old cancelled

Ethan Robertson was taken after his estranged father stabbed his mother, according to law enforcement.

Posted: Apr. 23, 2019 9:08 AM
Updated: Apr. 23, 2019 4:45 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. --

UPDATE: Ethan Robertson is safe, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

Law enforcement tracked Justin Robertson and Ethan to a house near St. John, Washington. With the help of a SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Team, officers secured Ethan's safe release from the house. However, at last update, the stand-off with Justin remained ongoing.

The Sheriff's Office said earlier in the day that Ethan's mother sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was recovering in the hospital.

(Updated 4/23/19 at 4:45 p.m.)


UPDATE: The Amber Alert for Ethan Robertson has been cancelled, according to state police in Washington and Idaho. No further details have yet been released through official channels.

According to a Tweet from Metcom 911, a dispatch service in Oregon, both the suspect and the victim were located, with Ethan found safe. However, this information remains unconfirmed, and another news station reports that the elder Robertson may have entered into a stand-off with police.

(Updated 4/23/19 at 2:30 p.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: An Amber Alert has been issued for 5-year-old Ethan Robertson who is missing out of Spokane Valley, WA.

According to an Amber Alert, Ethan is suspected of being with his estranged father, Justin Robertson. Initial reports state that Justin stabbed his wife and took their child; leaving the home in an unknown direction.

Justin is in his 40’s, white, 5’9’’, around 205 lbs. with green eyes and a goatee beard. He was last seen wearing a green Adidas t-shirt and black Adidas shorts. He drives a red 2014 Subaru Legacy with Washington license plate #APN2450.

Ethan is white, around 30 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue pajamas and an orange Nike t-shirt.

The suspect has access to weapons but it is unknown if he has any in his possession.

Anyone with information should contact 911.

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