Problems with Amber Alert system

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The people in charge of Michigan's Amber Alert system are looking into problems with the alerts that woke many of us up in the middle of the night on Thursday.

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters isn't sure why repeated alerts were sent our for the same incident.

The MAB works with state police on the system and the alert itself was legit.

A five-year-old boy was kidnapped from his home in the upper peninsula.

Police say George Cunningham and Scott Stygler tied up six people when they took Cunningham's son.

Chippewa County deputies eventually found them on the frozen surface of Lake Superior, two miles from shore.

They believe the men were taking the boy to Canada.

"The suspects in the case actually zip tied and duct taped 5 individuals inside the house and then one of the individuals that was able to get free kind of interrupted whatever plan they had at that point," said Chippewa County Undersheriff, Greg Postma.

Police say the child is safe but won't get any more specific than that.

Cunningham is a registered sex offender in Ohio.

Police say he cut his electronic tether off before the kidnapping.

Both suspects are being held on multiple felony charges.