EDWARDSVILLE - State police said an amber alert was cancelled within minutes of broadcast.
Troopers said the missing 4 year old is safe.
Authorities said he had been taken from his home in Edwardsville sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday.
In the initial alert issued just before 7:30a.m., investigators believe he was taken by his father, a 23-year-old man.
The amber alert was cancelled by 7:45 a.m.