Caleb Jacoby, the missing teenage son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, has been found safe, police said.
Police in Jacoby’s hometown of Brookline said the boy who was missing since Monday had been located and was safe.
Police said they got information that the boy was in Times Square and notified New York police.
“New York City Police informed us they had located Caleb and he was safe and sound,” Brookline Police said. “Plans are now being formulated to transport Caleb back home.”
“All we can think of at this moment is how wonderful it will be to see Caleb again and shower him with love,” Jeff Jacoby Tweeted.
“Our prayers have been answered,” he added.
Just in; Caleb Jacoby has been found. Safe and well more to follow as details become available. ampmdash; Brookline PD (@BrooklineMAPD) January 10, 2014
Police offered few details, but social media exploded with sighs of relief.
“Words can’t express our gratitude for the extraordinary outpouring of kindness and support that we have received from so many people,” Jeff Jacoby Tweeted.
Barry Shrage, head of the local Jewish federation told the MassLive web site he was relieved.
“The only thing you can say is thank God,” Shrage said.
Baruch HaShem! The Brookline Police Department has confirmed that Caleb Jacoby has been found and is safe. Thank… http://t.co/awXSIayg4c ampmdash; Maimonides School (@KolRambam) January 10, 2014
Found in Times Sq. in NYC. "@BrooklineMAPD: Just in; Caleb Jacoby has been found. Safe & well more to follow as details become available." ampmdash; Alex Edelman (@Alex_Edelman) January 10, 2014
Caleb Jacoby, 16, a student at Maimonides School, had last been seen on Monday around lunchtime.
His school and Jewish organizations launched a massive search for the teen. The hunt spread to social media as thousands Tweeted description of the missing boy.
The case drew national attention, in part because the youth is the son of Boston Globe columnist.
Some 200 volunteers, including friends and neighbors of the family as well as members of local Jewish groups, searched throughout the Boston area in a coordinated effort on Wednesday. The effort was spearheaded by the Maimonides School.
“Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers from the entire community who participated in the ongoing search for Caleb Jacoby today. We are deeply grateful for this outpouring of support,” the school posted on its Facebook page.
“We will continue to support the outstanding efforts of the Brookline Police Department, and provide updates with new information as appropriate. We continue to pray for Caleb’s safe return.”
Jeff Jacoby earlier Tweeted thanks and scripture on Thursday morning as the Boston Globe columnist continued to lead an outpouring of concern about his missing teenage son, Caleb Jacoby.
“Never have the words ‘prayers’ & ‘praying’ so dominated my email inbox,” Jacoby said in a tweet at about 2 a.m. Thursday. “The outpouring of concern for Caleb has been incredibly heartening.”
Caleb Jacoby hasn’t been seen or heard from since midday Monday.
The worried dad also revealed that Caleb Jacoby’s younger brother Micah has been reciting Psalm 121, which in part reads: “The Lord will keep you from all harm, he will watch over your life.”
“Our 10-yr-old, Micah, has been reciting Psalm 121 each morning & night since his big brother Caleb went missing,” Jeff Jacoby Tweeted.
Caleb Jacoby, Missing Son of Boston Globe Columnist, Is Found Safe in Times Square