Missing 12-year-old boy spent the night in an Ohio Target

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A 12-year-old boy reported missing complete nan play was discovered Monday greeting astatine an Ohio Target store, wherever he'd apparently spent nan night, authorities said.

Scott Varner, spokesperson for Franklin County Children Services, said nan kid was reported missing by his parents connected Sunday. It’s believed he spent nan nighttime astatine nan location, constabulary told NBC connection WCMH of Columbus.

Varner said by email, "This was a runaway situation."

There were nary reports nan boy was harmed, and nary charges were expected, nan position said.

A Google Maps screenshot of a personification coming retired of a Target store.The Target successful Columbus, Ohio, wherever a kid spent nan night.Google Maps

Staff astatine nan store, which is connected nan eastbound broadside of Columbus, connected nan separator pinch Reynoldsburg, "immediately contacted rule enforcement upon uncovering this kid and cared for him until authorities arrived," Target said successful a statement.

"The well-being of our guests is our apical priority," nan institution said.

The boy was transferred to a children’s services facility, and he was reunited pinch his parents Monday afternoon, Varner said.

The Columbus Division of Police did not instantly respond to NBC News' requests for comment.

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