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Month-old baby found safely after Amber Alert in Austin; family member arrested

AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts: What you need to know

AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts are used by local law enforcement to notify the public that someone has gone missing. Here’s what you need to know about what each color code means.
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AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts are used by local law enforcement to notify the public that someone has gone missing. Here’s what you need to know about what each color code means.

The Amber Alert issued for a missing baby boy in Austin was canceled Monday night after the infant was found safe, Austin police said.

Authorities sent out an Amber Alert on Monday for baby Elijah Phillips, who had not been seen since he was taken from a hospital by a family member last month.

Police said Brandy Galbert, who may be related to the baby’s mother, was arrested. Police were still looking for the boy’s mother — 30-year-old Brittany Smith.

Smith checked into the local hospital last month under a fake name and gave birth to Elijah on July 19, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Smith gave permission for the baby to leave the hospital on July 22 with a family member, who may have been 41-year-old Galbert.

Elijah had not been seen since July 22. Smith checked out of the hospital on July 23, police said.

On July 24, Child Protective Investigations received a court order to remove Elijah from his mother’s custody due to concerns of neglect and child abuse because CPS was previously involved with Smith, the Austin American Statesman reported.

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