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UPDATE: Police locate missing 11-year-old boy in La Vista

Missing 11-year-old boy safely found
Posted: 9:12 PM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-11 12:17:11Z

A little after 10 p.m. Omaha Police announced they had located a missing 11-year-old boy who went missing outside of his grandmother's house earlier Monday afternoon.

Police located him at his home in La Vista. Sgt. Chuck Casey said police believe he walked or rode his scooter home.

Around 7 p.m. Omaha police requested the public's help in locating Nathan Amato. His mother told 3 News Now he has autism and asthma and was concerned for his health.

Police said he was last seen at 5 p.m. on Monday in the area of 33rd and Wright in Omaha. He was wearing a gray shirt, gray sweatpants and brown shoes. 

He was also riding a scooter.

Officers and volunteers actively searched the area for several hours and focused on alleys, baseball fields, and trails.