12-year-old San Antonio boy who was subject of AMBER Alert has been found safe, SAPD says

Linkin Hernandez reunited with family; no arrests expected

SAN ANTONIO – An AMBER Alert that was issued for a missing 12-year-old San Antonio boy has been discontinued.

A statewide AMBER Alert was issued after 10 a.m. on Monday for Linkin Hernandez, who was last seen at 7:50 p.m. Sunday in the 8500 Block of Timber Wolf, not far from Old Sky Harbor Drive and Miller’s Pond Park.

The alert stated that a suspect in his disappearance was driving a black sedan with an unknown license plate number.

Law enforcement officials believed that Linkin was in grave or immediate danger.

But around 2:20 p.m., San Antonio police sent an email saying that Linkin “has been located, unharmed, and his reunited with his family. We do not expect any arrests to be made on this case.”

A police spokesman said that SAPD was led to believe initially that Linkin was in danger, but upon further investigation determined that was not the case, no crime was committed and no charges would be filed.

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