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Police Locate Missing 5-year-old Autistic Child in Rockville

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 8, 2020

On Wednesday, October 7th, at approximately 3:26 p.m., officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District responded to the 10700 block of Kings Riding Way in Rockville for a report of a missing autistic 5-year-old boy.

Based on the circumstances and the risk involved, the officers’ response was elevated to a priority response.  The missing child ran out of the house unexpectedly, and the grandmother was unable to keep up with him.  More than thirty different officers from the 1st District, 2nd District, K9 officers, Maryland-National Capital Region Park Police, and off-duty officers assisted in an extensive search of the area.  The search was coordinated by a Montgomery County Department of Police – Managed Search Operation Team (MSOT) officer.

At approximately 4:12 p.m., officers located the missing child hiding in a vehicle in the 5700 block of Brewer House Circle.  He was unharmed and safely reunited with his mother.

The Montgomery County Department of Police – Autism/IDD, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Outreach Unit reached out to the family to provide additional information about wandering prevention and provided a MCPD Wandering Safety Kit.

For more information about the Department’s Autism/IDD, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Outreach Unit, please visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/AIDD

If your loved ones have wandered away, please call 911 immediately so that police can respond.
The Safety Shirts are designed to help individuals who are unable to speak and are in immediate danger.The Safety Shirts are designed to help individuals who are unable to speak and are in immediate danger. (Original Image)


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Release ID: 20-394
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: found-person, missing-person, public-service