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