Boy, 9, found wandering streets of south St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS – A nine-year-old boy was found wandering in south St. Louis at about 1:00 a.m. Thursday.

The boy was found wandering on Cherokee Street at Nebraska Avenue. An ambulance took him to the hospital to be checked out.

St. Louis Police interviewed him to see why he was out on the streets alone late at night. They say he ran away from home because he was threatened by his mother. She accused him of stealing her snacks.

Police say the child was unable to give them anymore information. The child does not to appear to have been reunited with his family yet.

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