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A Quebec Amber Alert Was Issued For A Missing 3-Year-Old

Not everyone in the province got the alert.

A Quebec Amber Alert Was Issued For A Missing 3-Year-Old

Quebec authorities issued an amber alert Tuesday evening for 3-year-old Jake Côté in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. On Twitter, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) alleges that the toddler was abducted by 36-year-old David Côté in Sainte-Paule.

The SQ says it's looking for a grey all-terrain vehicle. The website Alerte Amber Québec further describes the vehicle as a dirty, hand-painted ATV.

Three-year-old Côté was last seen wearing a red T-shirt with a black, long-sleeve sweater over it, jeans and beige boots, according to Alerte Amber.

In response to questions on its Twitter page, the SQ explained that the amber alert only went out to people within a 300-kilometre "east-west radius" of Sainte-Paule, so "it is possible that people living on the north shore of the river and in the Montreal area did not receive the alert."