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Johnstown teen, 15, last seen Sunday after leaving Target store in Loveland found safe, police say

An Endangered Missing Alert had been issued for the missing teen
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Posted at 4:05 PM, May 06, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-06 21:57:05-04

Editor's note on May 6 at 7:55 p.m.: The teen has been found safe, according to Johnstown police. Our previous story is below.

JOHNSTOWN, Colo. — Police in Johnstown need your help to find a missing teen last seen Sunday in Loveland.

Tristen Bridges-Taapken, 15, was last seen Sunday at around 6:16 p.m. as he was leaving the Target store located at 1725 Rocky Mountain Avenue in Loveland, according to post on the police department’s Facebook page.

Tristen’s sister told police that after Tristen left the store, he was walking toward the Chili’s restaurant in Loveland “but lost sight of him.”

The boy’s family said they do not know where he might be going and added that he is on the autism spectrum.

Tristen was last seen wearing a blue Adidas t-shirt with a black, long sleeve shirt underneath, blue jeans and black Nike shoes with a white logo.

If you have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Johnstown Police Department via dispatch at 970-356-1212 Ext. 4, or call 911.

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