KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police said Tuesday just before noon that they have located 9-year-old Sir Anthony Wright.
According to police, the boy reached out to someone familiar to the family who later picked him up.
The individual who found him then contacted police.
Police were looking for the missing boy after he didn't come home after school Monday afternoon. Sir Anthony Wright has behavioral challenges, according to his family.
His mom says that he goes to the Nova Center School in Independence and refused to get on the bus Monday afternoon. She says someone at the Nova Center School put her son in a cab.
The nine-year-old jumped out of the cab at some point between the school and her home near 33rd and Bellefontaine, and police said that he left a note with his teacher saying he was going to run away to his biological mom's house.
"He is special needs, you need to be very careful how you approach him because he might come out the wrong way and have to defend himself," grandmother Debra Hernandez said.
Kansas City police say he was last seen in the area of 56th and Swope Parkway. He was wearing a blue shirt, khaki pants, gray shoes and had a red backpack.
“He's been missing since three o'clock today. I'm asking for the public to find him. Look at the picture and find him,” Hernandez said.