Police locate parent of child found wandering Saturday

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – Police say they’ve located one of the parents of a boy who was found by a police officer Saturday.

According to an alert issued by the Woonsocket Emergency Management Agency shortly before 1 p.m., the child was found in the area of 30 Ballou Street. He was on his own and was taken to the police department.

Around 4 p.m., police reported that they had located one of the child’s parents, who apparently had not reported the boy missing. Police are now investigating how the boy apparently wandered away from home and why his disappearance was not immediately reported.

Police said more information would be forthcoming later Saturday.

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