Missing Durham 5 year old found safe

December 2, 2012 6:39:13 AM PST
A 5-year-old boy from Durham reported missing early Sunday morning has been found safe.

Eyewitnesses said 5-year-old Thomas Washington Jr. went missing from his home on North Elizabeth Street overnight. His parents first notified police around 4 a.m.

Police found the child in the Oldham Towers in the 500 block of East Main Street around 7:30 a.m.

The security guard at Oldham Towers told ABC11 that residents saw Thomas wandering around the seventh floor of the high-rise around 7 a.m. Someone notified security and security then called police.

Officials are reviewing the building's security footage to see how Thomas got into the building.

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