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2-year-old found wandering overnight; police investigate how boy escaped

Posted at 8:20 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 17:15:57-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police have located the family of a boy, 2, found overnight on a city street corner.

Police say an Uber driver found the child after 2 a.m. Tuesday on Main Street and West Utica Street.

The driver took the child to Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

The grandfather of the 2-year-old boy was watching the child while the mother was at work.

According to police, the child wandered outside the West Utica Street residence sometime during the night. Police say the doors appeared to be locked.

Police commend the work of the Uber driver who found the wandering toddler
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Police first released details of the boy being found with a public plea for help at 8:15 a.m. His family had been found by 8:30 a.m.

Police have been in contact with Child Protective Services. Authorities are investigating.