Missing 13-year-old boy with autism found safe: NYPD

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BROOKLYN — A 13-year-old boy with autism who was reported missing in Brooklyn was found safe, authorities said Wednesday evening.

The teen was last seen on Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to an alert from the Division of Criminal Justice Services.

He was wearing a grey t-shirt, black-and-white striped pants and black and white sneakers.

Editor’s note: This story was edited to remove photos and identifying information about the minor once he had been found, as well as specifics pertinent to the search for him at the time. Additional social media posts were removed as well.

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