Amber Alert cancelled after abducted boy found safe

Nearly 24 hours after six-year-old Louka Fredette was abducted from the home in St-Eustache where his mother had been killed, triggering one of the longest Amber Alerts in Quebec history and a search spanning two provinces, Louka was found safe in Ontario late Friday afternoon.

His father, Ugo Fredette, was arrested by Ontario Provincial Police after officers chased him down and laid down a spike pad to disable the car he was driving on a forested stretch of Highway 41 in Griffith, Ont., about 115 kilometres west of Ottawa. Police Tasered Fredette to apprehend him after he bolted from the car and ran into the woods. Louka was found in the car.

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