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UPDATED MAY 9, 2:50 P.M.

TOKYO, Japan - Security personnel have found a 10-year old boy who went missing Monday night at Yokota Air Base.

Louis Hernandez was found unharmed near the commissary and exchange about 3 a.m. Tuesday and has been reunited with his family, said Senior Airman Ray Tort, from Yokota’s Base Defense Operations Center.

Hernandez was reported missing at 7:35 from a park next to Saijan Road in the base’s East Side housing area by family members who had already spent an hour searching for him, Tort said

“When they were searching his sister found his shoes at the park,” he said.

Witnesses had reported seeing a boy fitting Hernandez’ description crossing onto the main part of the base at 6.15 p.m. and walking out of the commissary half an hour later, Tort said.

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