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Memo: Stowaway Known to Child Protection Staff

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A county government memo says a 9-year-old boy who evaded security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas has a history of stealing cars and sneaking into a water park.

In an email obtained by the Star Tribune, the area director of the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department says child protection investigators have conducted four assessments on the boy’s family since December. Janine Moore writes in the memo to county officials that he’s known as a “challenging” child.

Las Vegas authorities took the boy into custody when the plane landed Thursday.

Moore didn’t name the boy or his family, but said his mother works at the Minneapolis airport.

She did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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