Missing B.C. boy found 'safe and sound': RCMP
Published Friday, November 16, 2012 10:16AM EST
Last Updated Friday, November 16, 2012 10:14PM EST
A missing British Columbia boy that prompted an Amber Alert one day earlier was found “safe and sound” in Montana on Friday, B.C. RCMP say.
The three-year-old was found at about 7 a.m. local time in Whitefish, Montana. He has since been returned to British Columbia.
Authorities allege he was abducted by his 39-year-old father, who had been with him in the Elk Valley area on Thursday during a supervised parental visit.
Flathead County Undersheriff Dave Lieb told CTV News that the boy’s father had allegedly asked a resident of Whitefish -- located about 80 kilometres south of the Canadian border -- for money.
The boy’s father as arrested without incident and is now in police custody.
“(The boy) was safe and he is in very good condition,” he said. “He is a happy little boy.”
Police had issued the Amber Alert just after 4 p.m. local time on Thursday and law enforcement officials on both sides of the border were on alert overnight.
With files from The Canadian Press