UPDATE: A Woonsocket father has since been reunited with his son, 6–year–old Daniel Britt, who was taken by his mother triggering an Amber Alert. The boy was found safe in Washington State Thursday evening, and his father, Sean, flew out to pick him up. They plan to fly back home Saturday afternoon.
"The nightmare is over," said Sean Britt.
The boy had been missing for two weeks. The official Amber Alert went into effect Wednesday.
"I never gave up hope. I stayed positive. And, now, to get that phone call from Sgt. Ryan— that was like the best news ever," said Britt.
Andria Britt was supposed to return Daniel to his father. When she didn't show up he was awarded sole custody, but Andria and the boy were no where to be found. She had taken off with him by car— triggering an Amber Alert. Police were concerned for their safety. Andria has a history of mental issues.
The search for Daniel would lead investigators 3,000 thousand miles away. Andria had taken him to Tennessee before arriving just outside of Seattle, Washington, where they had been staying for the last 4 to 5 days. Investigators say Andria has extended family there.
Andria voluntarily turned herself in to police with the help of family. She is now behind bars and is charged with being a fugitive from justice and child snatching. Investigators have many questions for her.
"We have not spoken to her what–so ever at this point. Right now she's being processed at the county jail," said Det. Sgt. Matt Ryan of the Woonsocket Police Department.
Daniel is doing okay. He is being evaluated by health officials. Preparations to bring him home to Woonsocket are underway. His father is forward to the reunion, but knows there is still a long road ahead.
"He may be confused right now, but we'll get him home. We'll get back into a routine. Get him back in school where he needs to be," said Britt.
The boy's father plans to take Daniel to Toys R Us to let him pick out one of his favorite toys, Legos. A 7th birthday celebration is planned for next week.