UPDATE: A FIVE-YEAR-OLD autistic boy who sparked panic after he was found wandering alone near a busy intersection has been reunited with his parents.
With the help of the community’s input, Wagga police were able to identify his carers.
Officers would like to thank everybody for their help, including users on social media who shared the post and assisted in raising awareness.
EARLIER: POLICE are appealing for the community’s help to reunite a young boy found near a busy intersection with his family.
Officers found the child, who they believe is roughly five-years-old, near the intersection of Fernleigh Road and Bulolo Street, Ashmont early on Wednesday morning.
It is believed the child may possibly be autistic, making it difficult for police to return him to his home.
So far they have been able to ascertain that his mum is asleep and that he uses some form of sign language to communicate.
They attended schools and daycare centres in Ashmont throughout the morning, but had no luck in gathering any information.
If you can assist police in reuniting the lost boy with his family or relatives, please call the station on 02 69222598.