Hopkins boy, 4, missing; emergency alert issued

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An emergency alert was just issued for a missing 4-year-old boy who reportedly has autism and is nonverbal, according to the Hopkins Police Department. 

Authorities say they are searching the area of Blake Road North and 2nd Street Northeast. Police say the boy, Waeys Ali Mohamed, wandered away on foot at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at 1295 Lake Street Northeast in Hopkins. Citizens have told police they saw him heading eastbound on foot on Lake Street Northeast. 

In a press conference at 7:40 p.m., Hopkins police said they are still searching for the boy with help from several agencies. Police are asking anyone who lives or has businesses in the area to please check surveillance video for the missing boy. 

Police also asked people who live in the area of Highway 169 to Highway 100, from Highway 7 down to Excelsior Boulevard to check their property for Mohamed. 

Authorities added that if the search continues into Monday, they will ask for help and set up an organized volunteer search for the boy. 

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Pictured is 4-year-old Waeys Ali Mohamed. (Credit: GoFundMe) (Supplied)

Mohamed is described as Black with short, black curly hair. He is also about 3-and-a-half feet tall and weighs about 40 pounds. 

The boy is wearing black or blue pajama pants and nothing else. The emergency alert also said that 11 a.m. is normally nap time and the boy could have found a place to lie down. 

Authorities add he is easily startled by noise and is drawn to areas of water.

Anyone who sees the boy should call 911 immediately. 

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story said an amber alert was issued. An amber alert was not issued.