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Atlantic City police are looking for a missing child. Erik, 9, left his home at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

ATLANTIC CITY — A 9-year-old boy who went missing Thursday afternoon was found safe later that evening, according to a Facebook post from the department.

The boy, Erik, left his home in the 2500 block of Pacific Avenue about 3:30 p.m., police said. He was described as 4 feet tall and 47 pounds, and was last seen wearing red sneakers.

A few hours later, city police posted an update to social media that the boy was found with a family friend and was safe.

Contact: 609-272-7241

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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