Police Locate Missing 5-year-old Autistic Child in Rockville, MD
Multiple police department in Montgomery county responds to 10700 block of Kings Riding Way in Rockville for a report of a missing autistic 5-year-old boy.
Based on the circumstances and the risk involved, the officers’ response was elevated to a priority response
On Wednesday, October 7th, at approximately 3:26 p.m., officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 1st District, 2nd District, K9 officers, Maryland-National Capital Region Park Police and off-duty officers assisted in an extensive search of the area.
The missing child ran out of the house unexpectedly, and the grandmother was unable to keep up with him. More than thirty different officers from the 1st District, 2nd District, K9 officers, Maryland-National Capital Region Park Police and off-duty officers assisted in an extensive search of the area. The search was coordinated by a Montgomery County Department of Police – Managed Search Operation Team (MSOT) officer.
At approximately 4:12 p.m., officers located the missing child hiding in a vehicle in the 5700 block of Brewer House Circle. He was unharmed and safely reunited with his mother.
The Montgomery County Department of Police – Autism/IDD, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Outreach Unit reached out to the family to provide additional information about wandering prevention and provided a MCPD Wandering Safety Kit.