LAKE WYLIE, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A missing, autistic nine-year-old was found Sunday afternoon after he was reported missing Sunday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

The child was reported missing around 11:00 a.m. in front of Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.

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Deputies say he was found ‘hiding in the church building’ around 2:10 p.m.

Authorities conducted several searches of the building before locating him in a small classroom.