UPDATE: Amber Alert: 4-year-old St. Jerome boy and mom located in Ottawa
A four-year-old boy and his mother who were the subject of an Amber Alert were found safe and sound in the Ottawa area Wednesday, said Quebec provincial police.
Police tweeted the update several hours after the two were reported missing in Saint-Jerome, north of Montreal.
A police spokeswoman said the mother was arrested and the youngster placed in the care of relatives.
Earlier in the day, 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 boy's safety.