Update: As of Wednesday, just after 3 pm, police say the children have been located and are safe.
The Amber Alert issued on Tuesday afternoon helped police receive a tip on the father who allegedly abducted 5 children.
According to further investigation by the Niagara Regional Police Child Abuse Unit, 45-year-old Ian Glenn MacDermid is believed to be driving a 2002, red 4-door Toyota Camry with Ontario Licence marker CJMB 976.
As of 5 pm on October 1, police say MacDermid was observed within the Niagara Region in this vehicle. The children were not with him at the time.
“This information is a direct result of the Amber Alert that was issued on October 1,” said police.
While the original Amber Alert has expired, the 5 children remain missing and the investigation remains on-going.
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According to police, the children are subject to a temporary custody order and their father is in contravention of the order by failing to return them.
Ian MacDermid has been described as male, white, approx. 6’0″ tall, 265 to 280lbs, blond hair, blue eyes, with facial hair.
The children have been identified as:
Evalyn MacDermid (female, 5 years)
– 3’8, long black hair, medium build. Asian
Mattias MacDermid (male, 10 years)
– 4’8, light brown caramel hair, small/medium build, Asian
Sovereign MacDermid (female, 11 years)
– 5’2, heavy set, long black hair, Asian
Eska MacDermid (female, 13 years)
– 5’1, medium build, long brown hair, Asian
Magnus MacDermid (male, 14 years)
– 5’6, black spiky, medium build, glasses, Asian
Anyone who may have information or know the whereabouts of Ian MacDermid or the children are asked to call police immediately.
— NRPS (@NiagRegPolice) October 2, 2019