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Missing Connecticut teen Maxwell David Yeater found safe in New York City, Westport police say

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WESTPORT, Conn. -- A missing teenager from Westport, Connecticut was found safe Sunday after making his way to New York City, according to police. 

Westport Police said 15-year-old Maxwell David Yeater, who was reported missing on Saturday afternoon, was located at a library in the city and later reunited with his family, police said. 

Police drones, K-9s and officers on foot searched Newman's Preservatory Trail in the northern end of Westport on Saturday. 

Maxwell David Yeater, 15, may have made his way to New York City after being reported missing in Westport, Connecticut, according to police on Nov. 19 2023.  Westport Police Department

During the search, police said one of Yeater's friends told them he received a call from the missing teen. Police traced the call to a Wi-Fi kiosk in New York City. 

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