UPDATE: Missing boy, 9, FOUND SAFE after vanishing near zoo

UPDATE @ 2:10 p.m. (EST): 

Oscar Briceno, 9, was found safe and unharmed at a relative’s home in Cliff Park, his stepmother told KTVT.


Police in Texas are asking for the public’s help in locating a 9-year-old boy whose been missing since Tuesday afternoon and might pose a danger to himself.

KDFW reported that Oscar Briceno was last seen 1 p.m. Tuesday near Jefferson and Zang Boulevards in North Oak Cliff in Dallas. Police said he was wearing a gray short-sleeve shirt and blue and white plaid shorts at the time of his disappearance. KTVT reported that the boy could be riding a bicycle.

Dallas police have since deemed Briceno a critical missing person. The family said the 9-year-old has been diagnosed as bipolar and has Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).

Briceno is described as being Hispanic, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 100 lbs, and having black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Oscar Briceno’s whereabouts should call Dallas Police Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

[Featured image: Oscar Briceno/Dallas police]