By Mary O’KEEFE
At about 10 a.m. Sunday morning Glendale police responded to a call to assist California HIghway Patrol concerning an 11-year-old boy that was alone on the southbound Glendale (2) freeway near the 2 and Foothill (210) freeway interchange, said Lt. Ian Grimes.
The call came from a motorist who observed the child on the right shoulder. Glendale PD found the boy and approached him but he fled and ran down a hillside off the freeway toward the Montecito area. CHP air support was deployed to help locate the child.
A witness reported seeing the boy come down the hill and a subsequent search located the him near Alpha and Verdugo roads. Police approached the boy again and he ran across the street to Glorietta Park. Officers followed him and asked him to sit down, he complied.
Paramedics responded but the boy did not appear to be injured. Police are in contact with the parents.
The investigation is ongoing.