8-year-old boy found safe in Thornton
THORNTON, Colo. –An 8-year-old boy who was missing for about three hours Tuesday night in Thornton was found safe according to police.
Authorities launched a search for the boy because his parents said he’s autistic and could become disoriented when away from the neighborhood.
The parents told officers they last saw him traveling northeast from their residence on his red bicycle at about 7:20 p.m.
Police said he was found safe in the area of 83rd and Washington after 10 p.m. He was returned home to cheering in the neighborhood.