Missing 8-year-old boy found safe

PHENIX CITY, AL - An 8-year old Phenix City boy has been found after hours of searching by police.

Authorities were called after Robert Walker did not return home from school Wednesday afternoon.

He got off the bus at the Westgate Apartments on 25th Avenue, but was not seen after that.

He was found shortly after Phenix City police called in a helicopter.

A woman who lived down the street saw Walker playing with other kids and asked where he lived.  He broke down and said he ran away.

She then flagged down a patrol officer who took the little boy make home.

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