Ar­rested fa­ther to be sent back to Quebec

Toronto Star - - NEWS -

The fa­ther of a six-year-old boy who was the sub­ject of an Am­ber Alert this week ap­peared in an On­tario court Saturday and will be trans­ferred back to Quebec.

Shortly af­ter his court ap­pear­ance, the man was taken by am­bu­lance to an On­tario hos­pi­tal. OPP would not say what his in­juries were or how they oc­curred. Po­lice said there were no sus­pects in the in­ci­dent where he was in­jured.

The boy went miss­ing from St-Eus­tache, Que., on Thurs­day and his fa­ther was ap­pre­hended in On­tario nearly 24 hours later. By then, the body of the boy’s mother had also been dis­cov­ered in the fam­ily home.

OPP said they couldn’t com­ment on what charges the man might face in his home prov­ince, and po­lice in Quebec did not re­spond to re­quests for com­ment on that mat­ter.

Quebec pro­vin­cial po­lice are comb­ing an area around Lachute for a miss­ing 71-year-old man who pre­vi­ously used the car in which the miss­ing child was found safe.

The boy’s fa­ther made it from StEus­tache to the town of Grif­fith, Ont., about 150 kilo­me­tres west of Ottawa, be­fore he was ar­rested.

Po­lice said they used a spike belt to stop the fa­ther’s ve­hi­cle and that he was ar­rested af­ter a short foot chase.

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