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An amber Alert was issued at approximately 12:20 p.m. today for southeast Wisconsin in response to reports of an abduction of a one year old child. The child has been recovered and the suspect is now in the custody of authorities.


"I am grateful that the child has been recovered, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said.


Wisconsin's Amber Alert program was initiated in 2003. Since that time, Wisconsin's Amber Alert system has had 16 activations and successfully recovered 22 children.


Wisconsin's Amber Alert Plan is a voluntary effort led by the Department of Justice in association with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Dane County 911, the Department of Transportation, local law enforcement agencies, the Wisconsin Lottery, the Outdoor Advertising Association and other participating agencies.


The Wisconsin Amber Alert program is coordinated by the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing Children and Adults, which is housed in the Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation.


Wisconsin wireless subscribers can help in the search for an abducted child by signing up at to receive free Amber Alert notifications on their cell phones. Subscribers can designate up to five geographic areas from which they would like to receive Amber Alert notifications. For more information regarding missing persons in Wisconsin, please visit or