An Amber Alert was issued on October 1 in an attempt to locate 5 missing children, and the police got a surge of angry phone calls yet again. Amber Alert complaints have been on the rise, and police have had to take to Twitter to remind people that calling 911 is for emergencies only. Meanwhile, the public has also shared their thoughts and many want police to take action against those who call 911 to complain. Officer Alex Li from the Toronto Police Department took to Twitter to express his concerns about the number of 911 calls, "The Toronto Police and Toronto Police Service Operations have been receiving calls from the public complaining about the Amber Alert," he wrote. "Please do not call police to complain, instead find compassion and have the understanding to help locate these children! Amber Alerts are issued for a reason."The Amber Alert was issued just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, in hopes of finding Magnus, Eska, Sovereign, Mattias, and Evalyn MacDermid. They are all under the age of 15.The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) believes that the children were taken from their home in Jordan, Ontario sometime between September 19 and 25, by their father Ian MacDermid. Their whereabouts have been unknown since. People have replied to officer Alex Li's tweet about the complaints, and some believe that people who tie up emergency lines to complain should have to face consequences.\nATTENTION: The @TorontoPolice & @TPSOperations have been receiving calls from the public complaining about the #AmberAlert. Pls do NOT call police to complain, instead find compassion & have the understanding to help locate these children! #AmberAlerts🚨 are issued for a reason. https://t.co/TY9a2cV06Q— Alex Li (@CopWhoLovesCars) October 2, 2019\nHere are some of the responses:\nStart issuing 50 dollar tickets every time someone calls to complain about an Amber alert.— Candy SUPPORT HONG KONG Truong 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇭🇰 (@CandyTruong0122) October 2, 2019\nmaybe 300 would be better.— FLIP365 (@Flip365C) October 2, 2019\nWe need to start ticketing these people because clearly all the public service announcements are not working. How selfish do you have to be to call 911 to report an Amber alert?— Junoon K (@junooniyaat) October 2, 2019\nName and shame. It’s the only way to stop this nonsense.— Paul Edwards (@Pauly35or00) October 2, 2019\n#torontopolice start giving out tickets to all ignorant people that complain. Nice n simple..— little kukla (@grkmum) October 2, 2019\nFine every person who calls in to complain. Money should be distributed to various organizations.— muin abit (@muinabit) October 2, 2019\nThere is a slew of even more tweets that have the same sentiment. Canadians are angry about this, especially since this time, the Amber Alert was issued in the daytime.\nPrevious Amber Alerts have been issued throughout the night, prompting Canadians to complain about their lack of sleep.\nMedia Release: Abduction - NRPS Conducting Abduction Investigation of 5 Children - https://t.co/ww9DlPHe3l pic.twitter.com/W6EVXqilPS— NRPS (@NiagRegPolice) October 1, 2019\nThis isn't the first time people have complained. Over the past year, multiple complaints have been issued to police departments around Ontario during Amber Alerts.\nWhile the Amber Alert has expired, all five children are currently still missing. The NRPD is still asking Canadians to keep an eye out for the family and to call 911 immediately if they are spotted.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.