PD: Missing 12-year-old Gabriel Payan found safe, returned home

GLENDALE, AZ - Glendale police said a missing 12-year-old, who apparently ran away from home, has been found and been returned home.

Authorities said 12-year-old Gabriel Payan was found hiding near Greenway Road and 51st Avenue, not far from his home near near 61st Avenue and Greenway Road in Glendale.

Police said Payan ran away from home around 8 p.m. Sunday evening. A report was filed with police at 11 p.m.

According to the police report, Payan was upset after being disciplined by his parents and may have run away from home. The boy has been known to hide from his parents for hours without his parent's knowledge or permission, the report states.

Payan is described as 4 feet 4 inches tall, 70 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve green "angry birds" t-shirt, pants and shoes. He is also believed to have taken a backpack with him.

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