Amber Alert Update: 10-Year-Old Autistic Boy Duct-Taped and Abducted Near School

May 01, 2018

On Monday, April 30, an Amber Alert was issued by the Tacoma Police Department in Washington when a young boy was believed to be abducted, according to “The News Tribune.”



At around 4 p.m. students at the DeLong Elementary School said that they witnessed a man duct-tape a boy, put him in a vehicle, and drive off. The kids called the police.


The kids captured the incident on their cell phones and gave the footage to the police. The footage had the vehicle description plus a visual of the suspect.


"He was duct taping his legs together and possibly his hands to his thighs," police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.


At the time, the police were unsure of who the boy was, so they issued out an Amber Alert. The news quickly grabbed hold of the image of the man, and as it turned out, it was the boy's grandfather. The grandfather recognized himself on television and turned himself in.


The boy was found safe at his home with family members in Kitsap County. When police arrived, the grandfather was no longer there but at his home at University Place.


According to the police, the grandfather restrained his grandson because the boy kept running into the street.


"He was having trouble controlling an autistic child, so he opted to duct tape him," Cool said, and added that duct taping a child under any circumstance is "not appropriate."



The child does not attend DeLong elementary, however, his school bus drops him off near the school where his grandfather picks him up.


The investigation is still ongoing at this time. Please keep the family in your prayers.

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