A 33-year-old woman is being charged with abduction following an Amber Alert in New Brunswick on Tuesday in connection with a missing six-year-old boy.

The woman has been charged in Miramichi, NB, with theft of a motor vehicle, failure to comply with a release order and with abduction.

She remains in custody until a bail hearing Thursday.

Police triggered an Amber Alert after a six-year-old boy went missing early Tuesday in Miramichi.

The boy and the 33-year-old woman were found safe later that day in the Whitney, NB, area, about 15 kilometers west of Miramichi.

Police say the boy was unharmed and was returned to family.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 26, 2022.

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