Missing Brooklyn siblings found safe in Midtown, Manhattan: NYPD

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Two young siblings who were reported missing for more than 24 hours were found safe in Midtown, Manhattan Thursday afternoon, police sources confirm to PIX11 News.

Lala Washington, 12, and 9-year-old Andrew Hillard, a brother and sister from Brownsville, were last seen on Wednesday around 8 a.m., when they left for a food program located across the street from their Amboy Street home, police said.

Police sources confirmed just before 6 p.m. that both children were found at a Starbucks in Times Square. Both children were reported to be in good condition, but have been transported to the hospital for evaluation.

The circumstances of their disappearance is not yet known.


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