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(photo credit: Sybil Ehrlich)
A five-year-old from the religious town of Elad sparked panic and a major search
on Wednesday morning when he disappeared from his home.
All ended well
after the young boy was found on a public bus heading to Bnei Brak, more than 20
The child’s mother noticed he had gone missing at around
6:30 a.m., Supt. David Harush of the Rosh Ha’ayin police station told The
“From what we understand, he headed toward Bnei Brak
using public transportation, alone. A bus driver spotted him and contacted a
local police station.
All stations had been put on alert by us
beforehand,” Harush said.
The child was placed under the care of the Ezer
Mizion health support organization in Bnei Brak, where a cellphone image of him
had been sent to police, and the missing child was identified. Police picked him
up shortly afterward.
Before the boy was found, dozens of patrol cars
from the police’s Central District, accompanied by K-9 units, officers on
horseback, police helicopters and volunteers, took part in the
Central District head Cmdr. Bentsi Sao praised all of the
participants in the search for their efforts.