12-Year-Old Boy Missing En Route to His Grandma's House Found, Police Say

By Serena Solomon on March 3, 2014 2:53pm 

 Shaun Tanner, a 12-year-old who lives in the East Village, ran away to the Bloomingdale Library on West 100th Street on Saturday.
Shaun Tanner, a 12-year-old who lives in the East Village, ran away to the Bloomingdale Library on West 100th Street on Saturday.
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MANHATTAN — The 12-year-old East Village boy who went missing over the weekend was found on the Upper West Side, according to police.

Shaun Tanner, who has a history of running away, left his home Saturday headed to his grandmother's house, an NYPD spokesman said.

He was seen at the Bloomingdale Library on West 100th Street and between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues about 1 p.m. that day, police said, before disappearing again.

His mother spoke to him over the phone on Saturday and he told her that he did not want to come home, police said.

The police put out a missing person's report on Sunday for the 12-year-old, but it wasn't until Monday afternoon that he was tracked down on the Upper West Side.

Police did not have any information about where he spent the rest of the weekend or how he was found.

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