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It is our pleasure to report that Aaryn Hernandez, the 10-years-old boy who was reported 3 PM Tuesday, has been located, is safe and in good health, Mount Vernon Police Department and City Hall tell Black Westchester.

Mount Vernon Police officials informed Black Westchester that Aaryn Hernandez was found safe riding his bike in Brooklyn in the confines of the 34th Precinct. The MVPD cancelled alerts at about 2:30am Wednesday morning according to preliminary reports.

Aaryn was reported missing Tuesday at approximately 7:40pm, last seen riding his bicycle in front of 52 South 8th Avenue in Mount Vernon at approximately 3pm Tuesday afternoon. He was last seen wearing a royal blue polo shirt, light blue shorts and black and blue sneakers.

Mount Vernon Police immediately informed the public and residents very aggressively posted the equivalent to a social media amber alert, posting his picture vigorously on all social media forums to get the word out all Tuesday evening.

With all the drama going on in the world and in the midst of a COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, not to mention the international protest in the aftermath of the George Floyd and Breanna Taylor deaths at the hand of law enforcement, this reporter is please to be able to share this great news with the readers.

This is another example of how communities like Mount Vernon and it surrounding areas come together in times of crisis and look out for one another.

Aaryn Hernandez currently attends PS 121 in the Bronx.


About AJ Woodson (2369 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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