Little boy wanders onto subway alone

February 17, 2009 8:36:24 PM PST
Authorities say a 3-year-old wandered out of a McDonald's in Queens while his mother went to get napkins, and then he got on a subway and traveled four stops before transit workers noticed him and called police. Christian Marquez was reunited with his mother about a half-hour after he disappeared Tuesday from the fast-food restaurant. He walked into the No. 7 line station at Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street, somehow got past the turnstile and stepped onto a westbound train. The 10-minute trip covered about 4 miles.

The mother realized her son was missing just before 2 p.m. and asked police eating at the McDonald's to help her. Meanwhile, transit workers saw the child in the train, called police and stopped the subway.

Christian was unharmed. His mother's name wasn't released.


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