Missing Yonkers boy with autism found safe at Staten Island Ferry terminal

Mel Harris, from Yonkers, is missing. This image was distributed by police in 2017. (Yonkers Police Department)

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. —  A Yonkers boy with autism who was reported missing has been found safe in New York City, police said.

Mel Harris, 17, was reported missing after he was last seen in Yonkers Thursday evening. Police believed he may have been in need of medical attention.

Harris was found at the Staten Island Ferry terminal and was ready to board, police said.

A passerby recognized the teen from fliers and contacted police at about 4 p.m. Friday, according to Yonkers police.

The most recent picture of Harris provided by authorities was distributed two years ago.

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