WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island State Police confirmed Thursday night that an Amber Alert for a missing Woonsocket boy has been canceled after the child was found safe.
State police said 6-year-old Daniel Britt, who was last seen Jan. 8 with his mother Andria Britt, has been found safe in Island County, Washington.
Andria Britt is now in police custody, according to Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Winquist.
Det. Sgt Ryan of Woonsocket Police said Daniel is in good health and is in state care in Washington.
Daniel’s father, Sean Britt, told Eyewitness News that the child’s mother was given joint custody of their son only recently.
Sean Britt said he dropped Daniel off with his mom at the police station and had not seen him since.
Woonsocket Police said they did not have enough information to trigger an Amber Alert until Wednesday, when a judge ordered that Andria’s medical records and other documents from the R.I. Department of Children Youth & Families (DCYF) be unsealed. An Amber Alert was issued after state and local police reviewed the information and deemed that both Andria and Daniel were in danger.
Sean Britt said Andria Britt would usually take their son to school on Mondays and Tuesdays, but she never brought Daniel to school either day that week. He also said she never arrived for their court date on Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Police believe Andria was on her way to Washington state, where her family is, which would be in violation of a previously filed Rhode Island Family Court order.