The prime suspect in the abduction of three-year-old Kienan Hebert, who was returned to his family on Sunday, was arrested Tuesday morning according to media reports.
Global News reported Tuesday afternoon that Randall Hopley was arrested by the RCMP in Alberta, just three kilometres from the B.C. border, earlier in the day.
Hopley is reportedly being transported back to B.C.
The boy reappeared, unharmed, in his vacant family home in the southeastern B.C. community of Sparwood early Sunday morning. The toddler was left sleeping on an oversized chair as the abductor called 911 to inform emergency services of the child's whereabouts.
Kienan's father, Paul Hebert, said he found the child sleeping in the family's living room.
A day earlier, the family made a desperate plea for the safe return of Kienan, who was taken from the family home in the early morning hours of Sept. 7.
RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Kienan "was virtually unharmed. ... He does not have any physical injuries."