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* Matthew Bonds-Missing Autistic Boy Found Safe in Oakland

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A 14-year-old autistic boy who was reported missing in Hayward on Wednesday was found safe in Oakland early this morning, Hayward police said. Matthew Bonds ran away from his special education class at 22100 Princeton St. Wednesday morning. He was spotted at about 6:20 a.m. today by a BART station agent at the 12th Street Oakland City Center station. The agent recognized Bonds from fliers that were sent to all BART stations Wednesday, but unable able to stop the boy before he got on an AC Transit bus. BART police tracked the bus with AC Transit, and were able to spot Bonds and take custody of him at 10th and Fallon streets, according to Hayward police. Investigators were working today to find out where the boy was overnight. Bonds has run away about six times in the last two years, including once in early June. One time, he was gone for three days, police said. Police plan to coordinate an intervention with the people involved in Bonds’ care to help prevent similar occurrences in the future.

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