BETHLEHEM — A 12-year-old boy who went missing for a few hours in Glenmont has been found safe and unharmed in Albany.
Police determined there was no criminal conduct in the incident.
On Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11:12 a.m. a call came in to the Bethlehem Police Department about the youngster, who had gone missing from the Walmart in Glenmont, according to police.
He had been shopping with his parents when they “lost contact with him,” according to a statement from the Bethlehem Police.
An investigation determined the boy left Walmart on his own and was seen running north on State Route 9W, heading in the direction of Albany.
An extensive search of the area was conducted, including a K-9 team that tracked the youngster on the ground while a police helicopter searched from the air.
The Bethlehem Police Department located the boy at around 2:56 p.m. on Thursday, just under four hours after he was reported missing. He was found on Broadway in Albany.
He was not injured and was evaluated by police personnel before being reunited with his parents, according to Bethlehem Police. The youngster’s name has not been released.
“There is no criminal conduct involved in this incident,” according to a statement from Bethlehem Police.
The incident was investigated by the Bethlehem Police Department, with assistance from the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Albany Police Department and the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center.