Amber Alert API Libraries
This is a multi-language library for getting AmberAlert details by state and case number. Right now, it only supports PHP, but that will change.
Right now, there isn't an official way to "programmatically" pull AmberAlert data from either AmberAlert.gov or the National Center for Missing Children.
The methodology of this library is to use NCMC's internal webservice call intented for their online "poster", which contains all the missing person information.
For a call to get missing persons by state, it first reads the publically available RSS feed, parses out the case number, and uses that case number to call the aforementioned webservice call.
Example (by State)
# Get the last Amber Alert for NJ require '../AmberAlert.php'; print_r(AmberAlert::getMostRecentAlertByState('NJ', true));
... which outputs ...
stdClass Object ( [hasAgedPhoto] => [hasExtraPhoto] => 1 [possibleLocation] => [caseNumber] => 1245612 [orgPrefix] => NCMC [seqNumber] => 1 [langId] => en_US [userLangId] => en_US [firstName] => DONTEL [lastName] => MICHAELS [middleName] => [approxAge] => [sex] => male [race] => black [birthDate] => Mar 23, 1999 12:00:00 AM [height] => 75 [heightInInch] => 1 [weight] => 165 [weightInPound] => 1 [eyeColor] => black [hairColor] => black [hasPhoto] => 1 [hasThumbnail] => 1 [hasPoster] => 1 [otherChildList] => Array ( ) [otherCsawList] => Array ( ) [caseType] => endangeredRunaway [missingDate] => Mar 9, 2015 12:00:00 AM [missingCity] => PATERSON [missingCounty] => Passaic [missingState] => NJ [missingProvince] => [missingCountry] => US [circumstance] => Both photos shown are of Dontel. He was last seen on March 9, 2015. Dontel may wear his hair in a pony tail. [profileNarrative] => [orgName] => National Center for Missing & Exploited Children [orgContactInfo] => 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) ...
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