Flagstaff police find missing 11-year-old boy with autism

FLAGSTAFF - Flagstaff police said they have found an 11-year-old boy with autism who went missing in Flagstaff Monday morning.

Police spokesman James Jackson said Brandon Shinko was last seen near Kinsey Elementary School on 1601 South Lonetree Road around 11 a.m.

According to the Associated Press, Shinko was located about 6:30 p.m. near Harkins Theatres.

Authorities said Shinko ran from officers when they tried to approach him. Police crews set up a perimeter and were able to locate him a short time later. 

Jackson said the boy did not suffer any injuries and was reunited with his family Monday night.

It is unclear at this time why he disappeared.






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