Multiple agencies locate missing 12-year-old Mt. Juliet boy with special needs

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) — Mt. Juliet Police have announced that a missing 12-year-old boy with special needs has been found safe with assistance from an MNPD helicopter, Airport Police and K9 units from Rutherford County. There is no longer an active search.

Mt. Juliet Police Captain Tyler Chandler said police became involved when the boy ran away and he continued to run away from police. An hour and a half into the search, the helicopter was able to locate the boy and help law enforcement reach him.

The boy ran into the parking lot of Mt. Juliet High School where police found him on top of a car. Captain Chandler said a high school homecoming game was taking place at the time.

Tonight he is home safe with his family and thankfully there were no injures.


MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) — Mt. Juliet Police need your help in finding a missing 12-year-old boy with special needs from the Tuscan Gardens/Golden Bear area of Mt. Juliet.

According to Mt. Juliet Police, the 12-year-old is described as a Black male wearing a Vikings jersey and pajama pants. He went missing from the 90 block of Giardino Drive.

Additional details including the identity of the boy have not been given. If the boy is spotted, please contact Mt. Juliet Police at (615) 754-2550 or dial 911.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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