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Portland police identify boy found alone on train

The Columbian

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police have identified an autistic boy found alone on a light rail train.

Police say in a statement that the 10-year-old boy will remain in foster care as the investigation continues.

The boy was discovered Friday evening, after people reported that he boarded the westbound MAX train at the Gateway Transit Center. Bystanders stayed with the boy on a train platform until transit police arrived.

The boy was unable to communicate his name or where he lives.

Police say there have been no calls involving a missing child in Multnomah, Clackamas or Washington counties in Oregon or Clark County in Washington since the boy was found.