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Young boy safe after being found on I-15

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Police officers have reunited a father and son, after the child was found walking along Interstate 15 during the morning rush hour commute.

San Diego police officers responded to a call of a child on northbound I-15 near Miramar Way at 7:23 a.m. Friday.

A 10-year-old boy was staying with his father, when he got upset about something and left home in his pajamas and headed north.

"He was upset with the current situation and he was trying to go, I believe it was to his mother’s house,” said Sgt. Elmer Edwards with the San Diego Police Department.

When police approached the boy he told them he was heading to San Francisco. Still dressed in his pajamas, he talked to officers and they found out he was had been reported as a runaway.

He cooperated when they asked him to get in their car, but was clearly upset.

"The child was distraught so they did everything they could to keep him calm,” said Edwards.

From there they took the boy to the closest substation and waited with him until his father arrived. 

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