Police found 9-year-old Zhaundu Bradley at a basketball court Wednesday afternoon after he went missing from his East Harlem home on Tuesday. Zhaundu was found in good condition and has been taken to a local police precinct.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He Has ADHD
PIX 11 reported that Zhaundu was found by the NYPD’s Transit Bureau Community Affairs Unit around 4:30 pm on Wednesday. He was at a basketball court on East 99th Street and Third avenue.
2. He Was Staying At the Georgetown Washington Carver Houses
According to CBS 2’s Alice Garner, Zhaundu spent his night at the George Washington Carver Houses public housing development on East 99th Street.
Zhaundu’s last known location was 321 East 111th Street in New York City at 3:30 pm– he was leaving an after-school program at the Boys Club of New York. A spokesperson from the Boys’ Club, however, complicated the situation by telling PIX11 News that Bradley hadn’t been seen around their facility since June 11.
Zhaundu’s family last saw him leaving their apartment on East 19th street on Monday around 11 am.
3. He Is Unfamiliar With the Manhattan Area
PIX11 says that Zhaundu is not from Manhattan and doesn’t know the city well. He spends most of his time in North Carolina.
4. He Was Last Seen Wearing Glasses, Black Sneakers, Black Shorts and Riding a Silver Scooter
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Zhaundu is 5’3″, 120 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. The state issued a Missing Child Alert on Wednesday morning around 11 am. Zhaundu was born on October 1, 2004.
5. Police Searched the East Harlem Area with Canine Units
CBS News reports that police in the Harlem area are handing our fliers in an effort to locate Zhaundu. Neighbors also said that a police search was conducted around Zhaundu’s home on Tuesday night. One neighbor reported,
The parents looked quite upset and the cops were just searching as much as they could. They all came out, just walked in both buildings, all throughout the area.
Anyone with information on Zhaundu or his whereabouts should contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.