BELMONT (CBS SF) — Belmont police said Tuesday morning that they have located a 16-year-old autistic teen missing since Monday evening.

Tyler Edward Simmons had last been seen at Ralston Middle School at 2675 Ralson Ave. around 7 p.m. Monday, Capt. Patrick Halleran said.

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Simmons has the mental capacity equivalent to an eight-year-old and is somewhat antisocial, Halleran said.

He is a student at Carlmont High School and lived in Belmont until 18 months ago when his family moved to Fremont, police said.

Simmons was dismissed from school at 3 p.m. Monday and usually goes to Belmont Public Library where his father picks him up between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Halleran said.

Simmons’ father went to the library Monday afternoon but did not find his son, according to police.

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Family members searched though multiple places in Belmont known to Simmons, Halleran said.

A custodian at Ralston Middle School saw Simmons around 7 p.m. and contacted the family, he said.

The family searched the campus without success and contacted police around 8:15 p.m., Halleran said. By 7 a.m. Monday police said he had been found safe and reunited with his family.



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