An 8-year-old who went missing Saturday evening has been located.
Sgt. Ted Bordman said a citizen spotted the boy on the basketball courts in Watson Park near Seventh and Tennessee Streets around 9 p.m. The citizen recognized him from Lawrence Police Department's description and called 911. Officers responded to the scene and verified that it was the missing child.
Shortly after, he was reunited with his family.
Air support from the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department arrived just before the boy was located.
At 7:15 p.m. Saturday, nine units responded to the report of a missing child from a residence in the 1100 block of Natalie Drive.
Officers with the Lawrence Police Department then began a two-hour search to locate the 8-year-old.
Bordman said the boy was being cared for by a babysitter for the evening at the babysitter's residence. The babysitter asked the boy to come inside the residence, and he then took off running.