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AMBER Alert issued for boy abducted after Spokane Valley, Washington stabbing

Posted at 10:45 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 18:40:34-04

(UPDATE, 4:30 p.m.) KREM TV in Spokane reported the child who was the subject of an AMBER Alert Tuesday has been found safe.

The 5-year-old boy, the suspect in his abduction, and the associated vehicle were located later Tuesday, according to Washington State Patrol.

The alert was issued for Washington, Oregon, and Idaho after a stabbing in Spokane Valley.

No further details were available.


(1st Report, 10:44 a.m.) Authorities have issued an AMBER Alert for a five-year-old boy from Spokane Valley.

Authorities said the suspect in the abduction, Justin P. Robertson, 42, broke into a residence, stabbed his estranged wife and took their child, then left the residence in an unknown direction.

Justin Robertson is a white male who is 5’9″ tall, weighs 205 pounds, has green eyes and a goatee beard. He was last seen wearing a green Adidas t-shirt and black Adidas shorts.

The victim is Ethan O. Robertson, 6, a white male weighing 30 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen Tuesday wearing blue pajamas and an orange Nike t-shirt.

Justin Robertson is believed to be driving a red, 2014 Subaru Legacy with Washington license plate #APN2450.

According to the AMBER Alert, the suspect has access to weapons, but it is unknown if he has any in his possession.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Justin or Ethan Robertson is asked to contact the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 456-2233.