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Missing Union City boy, 9, wanders from Central Park Zoo to 42nd Street bus terminal

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

BEYOND BERGEN: A Union City couple who lost their 9-year-old son at the Central Park Zoo spent two hours of panic before Port Authority police found him at the midtown Manhattan bus terminal, authorities said.

Officers spotted Christopher Villavicencio in the south wing of the terminal around 6 o’clock last night, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon.

They took him to their station at the terminal, where he was reunited with his mother, Ivonne Benito, and sister. They then connected with  and father, Freddy Villavicenzio, who stayed with police at the park.

Young Christopher was with his sister near the Delacorte Music Clock ( photo ) when they became separated.

He then wandered out of the park — just off Fifth Avenue at 59th Street — to Times Square and then to the bus terminal on 42nd and Eighth, a distance of 20 blocks and more than a mile and a half.

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