Amber Alert canceled; Lakeville boy found safe

An Amber Alert that was issued Friday for a missing 3-year-old Lakeville boy has been canceled after the boy was found safe. 

Authorities just before 3 p.m. said the boy had been found safe. The child was found with an adult family member, believed to be his mother, Lakeville Police Chief Brad Paulson said at a news conference.

"There was some concern and miscommunication on the exchange that took place sometime we believe either overnight or during the early morning hours today where the child was located missing by his father at an apartment here in Lakeville," Paulson said during a news conference Friday afternoon.

The child’s father had called the police to report the boy missing as this exchange was unplanned, a news release said.

An Amber Alert was issued because there was concern for the child's welfare, Paulson said.

Authorities are still investigating the circumstances around the incident. It's unclear if criminal charges will be filed.