Residents of Alberta got an alarming wake-up call this morning. In the early morning hours, an Alberta amber alert was issued for a missing baby boy who was taken in the night. The RCMP knows the name and appearance of the alleged abductor. 

At 2:30 a.m. on December 20, 14-month-old Waylon Armstrong was taken from his home in Brule (about 30 kilometres southwest of Hinton) by his father, Cody Armstrong, according to an emergency alert issued by the RCMP.

Waylon is described as having blonde hair and brown eyes. He was also last wearing a onesie with moose on them. His father Cory is described as being 5'9 and 170 pounds. He has blonde hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a grey shirt and grey Stanfield's long johns.

Waylon and Cody were last seen leaving the residence in a 2002, medium green, GMC Sierra Pickup truck. The license plate number is BSF-3524.

Anyone who has information about the abduction is urged to call the Hinton RCMP at 780-865-5544 or 911. The RCMP is also asking people not to approach the suspect if they see him.

The Amber alert for Waylon's abduction was sent out at 3:40 a.m. MT. 

The Amber alert system is an important tool in helping to locate lost or abducted children. Despite that, people have complained about receiving them on their phones in the past.

A Hamilton, Ontario man was arrested and charged after he called 911 just to complain about receiving an Amber alert.

Phones in Canada are designed to receive emergency updates automatically, including Amber alerts. The new emergency alert system was recently tested and appeared to be mostly successful.

When a child is abducted, it's important for everyone to be aware of what is going on, in case there is any way they can help to bring the child back home.

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