Missing 10 Year-old Boy Found Safe

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    Jacob Wilson has been missing since Wednesday afternoon.

    The search for a 10-year-old New Haven boy is over after he was found safe on Thursday morning.

    Jacob Wilson was seen leaving the Augusta Lewis Troup school at 259 Edgewood Ave. in New Haven around 3 p.m. on Wednesday but did not get home, police said. He was found on Thursday morning at a barber shop on Grand Avenue and is safe, officials said.

    Police said two barbers at the "Xplicit" Barber Shop spotted has seen Jacob's photo on television and asked his name as he was walking by the shop. Jacob tried to run away, but the barbers ran after him, caught him, brought him back to the shop and phoned police.

    Police said they are investigating Jacob's disappearance.

    Jacob's father, Clifton Graves, said he was frantically looking for his son, who did not come home from school on Wednesday.

    He said he went to the school on Wednesday, but some of the students told him Jacob never got onto the bus.

    Graves searched the neighborhood for his son, but was not been able to find Jacob.

    "I thought he might have been with some friends, but that's not like my son. He would call me and ask permission," Graves said.

    When Graves returned home to his apartment building, children there said they let Jacob into the building around 9 p.m., Graves said, and that was the last report of Jacob being seen.

    "The kids let him in and he went upstairs to the apartment. He couldn't get in, so usually he gets the keys from the super, but he didn't do that," Graves said.

    "Jacob has no history of running away. He often spends time at the library downtown, which was one of the first locations officers checked," Officer David Hartman, spokesman for the New Haven Police Department, said before Jacob was found.

    Police said Jacob was 10, but his father said he is 11.

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