UPDATE: Police say the boy has been located. Thank you for sharing.

Local police are searching for a boy they claim is trying to run away from home.

According to the Newtown Police Department, an active search is underway for a 13-year-old boy, who reportedly left is residence in the area of Toddy Hill Road and Settlers Lane.

Police say the boy (pictured above) left home around 7:00 AM Thursday morning, February 6, and is believed to be headed toward the center of Newtown.

If you happen to see the young teen, the Newtown Police ask that you contact them immediately at 203-270-4255.

This is a developing story and we'll be sure to keep you updated on the boy's status as more information rolls in.

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