Sussex Amber Alert text is a hoax

State Police and local law enforcement said Tuesday, Oct. 6, that they were receiving numerous calls concerning an Amber Alert involving a 3-year-old boy or an infant that was abducted from a Sussex County hospital. Police say that alert is a hoax.

According to police, the alert is being circulated via cell phone text messages. The text indicates the vehicle being sought is a 2006 Mitubishi displaying a Delaware registration. Several different registration numbers have been disseminated through the ruse.

"No Amber Alert has been issued at this time and no action should be taken be any citizen seeing a vehicle matching the description of the aforementioned text," police spokespersons said Tuesday.

Anyone having any questions or concerns about the hoax should contact the Delaware State Police Public Information Office at (302) 672-5352 or vis e-mail at