AMBER Alert canceled, 2-year-old boy found safe in Shoreline

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SHORELINE, Wash. — Police found a 2-year-old boy safe in Shoreline a few hours after his father broke into an uncle’s home in Anacortes and took him without permission, authorities said.

Police issued an AMBER ALERT Wednesday afternoon and began searching for 25-year-old Ryan Thomas Hall and the 2-year-old son.

Shoreline police found Hall at about 7:35 p.m. at a home in Shoreline. Officers said Hall surrendered without incident and the boy was unharmed.

Officials said a protection order was previously issued after the suspect threatened to harm the mother and child.

“I’m a friend of the mother.  She wanted me to come out and express her heartfelt gratitude  for everyone who helped find her son, most especially law enforcement,” Miranda Sheedy said outside the Shoreline Police Department.

“She has asked that she be allowed to have her privacy at this time and she also hopes that the baby’s father gets the support that he needs.”

Police said Hall was being booked for investigation of kidnapping, investigation of residential burglary and investigation of felony harassment – threats to kill.

No further information was immediately available.

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11 comments

  • Terri

    Doesn’t mean the father is bad because he wants his kid. It’s a custody battle and both parents are wrong for not amicably working things out for the kid. They both thought it would be great to have a kid, but now it’s he said she said get a legal battle going drauma and accuse each other of what ever they can and even threaten each other and try and take the kid from each other. Try a little forgiveness and grace.

  • Lane Wilkins

    All I know is that Amber alerts to every person out in society is ridiculous,people that are handicapped,sleeping or will never come in contact with the people in danger are being alerted with a loud audible siren on their phone,this is a massive public invasion of privacy by our government.

    • Jill

      You are behaving in an incredibly selfish manner. If your baby was stolen from you, and you could not be certain she / he was safe, you would also want help from others in a des part way. Sorry you had to be “bothered” by a sound indicating another human being is in distress and needs help. Sheesh!

      • Lane Wilkins

        All people are not going to be out in public,that is why there is a disable function on our phones,nothing selfish just common sense,why notify people that are in no way going to be involved,the whole world is not concerned,yes this is correct,when you are 400 miles away or bed ridden what concern would you have in reality!!!!

  • Shayleen

    Lane you are being completely irrational! Would you rather get a message first that would ask you if your out and about or not. Then you would reply yes or no. If you reply yes then you get the amber alert. How lame would that be? !?! Why dont you just ditch your phone if it’s so much of a brother to you that someone’s child is mmissing and the parents are in panic? Its not like we get these alerts every day. I totally agree with what Jill said. You need to find something to do. Your obviously bored.