New Details On Why Not Everyone Got Amber Alert For Salem Sabatka, Fort Worth Child Found Safe

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – After 8-year-old Salem Sabatka was found safe, questions about Amber Alerts started coming in, with many people saying they didn’t receive one.

Fort Worth police say just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, they were notified Sabatka had been kidnapped. By 9:00 p.m. they decided to send what information they had to the Amber Alert Center at TexasDPS in Austin, which handles statewide alerts.

Salem Sabatka (Credit: Fort Worth Police Department/Twitter)

DPS says even though the information did not meet their criteria, since license plate information was not available, they decided to go with it.

At 11:00 p.m. Saturday, an alert was posted on the Texas Alerts Twitter account and distributed to law enforcement statewide, but it was not sent as a wireless alert, because current policy prohibits that between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

At 6:00 a.m. the…

Original published: 2019-05-22 21:41:49 Read the full Dallas News here


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