UPDATE: Peel Police say subject of Amber Alert has been found safe

Police Were Searching for Mississauga Child and His Mother

Peel Police say a five-year-old boy, subject of an Amber Alert Thursday afternoon, was found safe in Tilbury, near Chatham.

Police say he was recognized as a result of the Alert, which was issued after the boy’s father reported him missing Thursday morning. The mother and son had failed to return home on Wednesday after she picked the boy up from school.

Police say it’s not clear why the father waited to call them, adding he and the mother are married and live together with the boy. He did his wife takes medication that, if missed, can cause her to act out of character.