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Police: 9-year-old found walking along I-75 returned to Toledo family

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The 9-year-old was found wandering along I-75 late Thursday night. The 9-year-old was found wandering along I-75 late Thursday night.
© Police checked with authorities in Tennessee but no reports of abductions existed. © Police checked with authorities in Tennessee but no reports of abductions existed.
ROSSFORD, OHIO (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) -

According to the Rossford police chief, the 9-year-old boy who was found walking along I-75 Thursday night has been returned to his father, who lives in Toledo.

The child was found walking along I-75 near Miami Street. The boy said he believes he was abducted in Tennessee and left in Toledo. 

Officers were called by witnesses to check on the boy's safety as he was walking between Wales and Miami near the Rossford/Northwood line.

The Rossford Police Department has learned that the boy ran away from his residence in Toledo after arguing with his father.

Rossford police say they're just grateful they got the 9-1-1 call before the boy was hurt.

"It's against the law for an adult to walk the interstates in the state of Ohio, because of the traffic and the dangers. It's not a safe place for anybody especially a nine-year-old boy," said Chief Glenn Goss, Rossford Police.

Wood County Children Services were going to place the boy in temporary custody but the case was turned over to Lucas Children Services, who then decided to release the child back to his father.

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