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Missing 6-year-old boy found safely in Las Vegas

The 6-year-old boy went missing on Friday, but Phoenix Police confirmed on Saturday that he was found safe.

PHOENIX — Phoenix police have confirmed that a 6-year-old boy who went missing on Friday has been safely found in Las Vegas, Nevada. Officials say that plans are underway to reunite the boy with his family.

The boy was expected to be with his uncle Alfonso Romero Vargas. Police say the two had last been seen in a 2010 Chevy Avalanche with an Arizona license plate. 

The vehicle was tracked to Nevada in an area near Las Vegas. On Saturday morning, Las Vegas police received a call that the vehicle had been seen at a
fast food restaurant.

Police said that the child and his uncle were found inside the restaurant, and plans are in place to get the boy back to his family.

Police thanked the public for their help in providing information to find the missing boy.

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