Update: The child was located safe and unharmed, police said. PIX11 News has updated this post to remove the name and image of the individual because they are a minor.
FLUSHING, Queens (PIX11) — A 5-year-old girl from Queens was reported missing after she was last seen on camera with a man at a grocery store on Tuesday, according to police.
The girl was last spotted in the Food Town Supermarket on 37th Avenue around 9 a.m. Police said she was wearing a pink dress with flowers, and she has long black hair.
She was found near the Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue subway station, police sources said. A person of interest was taken into custody for questioning, the sources said.
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