MATTAPAN (CBS) — Boston Police have reunited a young boy with his family nearly 24 hours after he was found wandering barefoot at a Mattapan playground.
Police said the boy, who was in good health, was found around 6:33 p.m. Saturday wandering around the Ryan Playground on River Street. The boy, who told police his first name is Adriel, is believed to be between two and three years old.READ MORE: Giant Pothole Damages 20 To 30 Cars On Route 1 South In Lynnfield
“It’s very shocking and sad that a little kid would be walking around with his parents,” a concerned parent told WBZ-TV.
“It’s terrifying; if I ever lost my child, I’d be heartbroken, I’d be searching until I find them,” another parent said.READ MORE: 3 Million Boppy Loungers Recalled After At Least 8 Infant Deaths
Police said nobody had reported the child missing.
According to police, the boy is about two feet tall, weighs about thirty pounds, and has a medium brown complexion with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a grey t-shirt and riding a red tricycle when found.
The boy was taken into custody by the Department of Children and Families while the agency investigates the incident.MORE NEWS: Rachael Rollins' US Attorney Nomination Held Up By Republican Senator
Police say no charges have been filed.