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5-year-old boy found alone biking in Brooklyn reunited with family; Woman arrested

Posted: 2:17 PM, Sep 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-08 16:27:22-04

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A 5-year-old boy found alone riding a bicycle in Brooklyn late Saturday night has been reunited with family, police said Sunday.

Police arrested Nichol Spencer, 45, and charged her with acting in a manner to injure a child.

The boy was found alone around 10:30 p.m., riding a black and green bicycle near East 55th Street and Linden Blvd. in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, authorities said.

The boy, who is safe and in good physical condition, was unable to tell police contact information about his parents or guardians nor was he able to provide his home address, police said.

The boy has brown eyes and black hair, stands at about 4 feet, 2 inches, and was found wearing a white tank top, gray shorts, and blue and green Croc sandals on his feet, according to the NYPD.

The NYPD has also released the below photo of the bicycle the child was riding.

A picture of the 5-year-old boy was deleted from this post after he was reunited with his family. 

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Bicycle ridden by unidentified boy found alone in Brooklyn on Sept. 7, 2019. (NYPD)