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8-Year-Old Boy Found Walking Alone on Brooklyn Subway Tracks: Cops

Police say the child ditched school and was spotted on the tracks shortly after leaving

An 8-year-old boy was spotted walking alone on subway tracks in Brooklyn after apparently abruptly leaving his school Tuesday, authorities say. 

Concerned straphangers called transit police, who helped get the boy off the southbound J tracks at Halsey Street early in the afternoon, police told NBC 4 New York. 

No one was hurt, but the boy was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

According to the Daily News, the child had been reported missing around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday after he didn't show up for a class. Cops got a call about him on the tracks about 20 minutes later, the paper reported.

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