Cops expand search for missing Queens teen
The search for a missing autistic Queens boy has expanded outside the city to parts of New Jersey and Long Island, the NYPD said yesterday.
Avonte Oquendo, 14, ran away from his classes at Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4 and into the subways, police said.
The MTA made announcements on loudspeakers and digital time clocks throughout the weekend about Oquendo's disappearance. He is 5-foot-3, weighs 125 pounds and cannot communicate verbally.
The teen was last seen wearing a gray striped shirt, black jeans and black sneakers.