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Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found Asleep On Bus

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The parents of Kayrim Muhammad were all smiles when they walked out of the police station with their little boy after several hours of searching for him.

The 5-year-old was reported missing 7 p.m. Monday night, last seen at around 5:30 p.m. at a park with a daycare run by his grandmother.

Police went door-to-door looking for Kayrim and while canvassing the neighborhood, they say a 10-year-old told them he saw Kayrim being dragged off by a man.

The search intensified and an Amber Alert was put out at around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The grandmother told police she usually drives the children home, but Lt. John Walker with the Philadelphia Police Department, says as they continued interviews with the grandmother, they learned from her there was another transportation company used by the day care but she insisted the boy never took that bus.

“So, we sent detectives up to the bus yard up in Feltonville and low and behold the child was found on the school bus sleeping, unharmed and obviously dazed and confused,” Walker said.

Police say they found Kayrim at around 3 a.m., shortly after the Amber Alert was issued. Police say there are some loose ends to tie up. However, after an all night search, authorities say it is too early to talk about the possibility of any charges.

Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio 1060

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