Bronxville Teen With Autism Found Waiting to Board Staten Island Ferry a Day After Going Missing: Police - NBC New York

Bronxville Teen With Autism Found Waiting to Board Staten Island Ferry a Day After Going Missing: Police

A Good Samaritan spotted Harris waiting to board the Staten Island ferry around 4 p.m. on Friday, police said

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    Police Searching for Missing Teen With Autism in Yonkers

    Mel Harris was last seen at the Bronxville Public Library. (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A 17-year-old boy who went missing in Bronxville Thursday evening has been found in lower Manhattan, police say

    • Mel Harris was last seen at the Bronxville Public Library, on Pondfield Road in Bronxville, at 7:25 p.m. Thursday, police said

    • On Friday, a Good Samaritan spotted Harris waiting to board the Staten Island ferry on the Manhattan side and notified security

    A teen with autism who went missing in Bronxville Thursday evening was found on Friday after a Good Samaritan spotted him waiting to board the Staten Island ferry, police say. 

    Mel Harris was last seen at the Bronxville Public Library at 7:25 p.m. on Thursday, police said. 

    On Friday, a Good Samaritan saw Harris waiting to board the Staten Island ferry on the Manhattan side around 4 p.m., recognized him and notified security, Yonkers police said.

    It wasn't immediately clear how he got to lower Manhattan. He has been taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation, according to police. 

    Harris' most recent disappearance isn’t the first time he has gone missing.

    In 2017, he was found in New York City on a Saturday evening after going missing in Yonkers in the afternoon

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