Quebec provincial police say a young boy and his mother who were the subject of an Amber Alert today have been found safe and sound in the Ottawa area.
Police tweeted the information this afternoon, hours after Joel Mukonkole, 4, and his mother, Rachel Esema-Okako, 31, were reported missing from Saint-Jerome, north of Montreal.
A police spokeswoman says the mother has been arrested and the youngster is in the care of relatives.
Earlier today, police had said the pair were spotted in the Kanata region near Ottawa shortly after the alert was triggered.
Police had said they feared for the young boy’s safety.
(The Canadian Press)