WASHINGTON (ABC7) — D.C. police helped make sure an autistic man visiting the city got back home safely.
The police department’s official Twitter account wrote Saturday afternoon that they helped get a bus ticket for a 24-year-old man after he became lost and stranded in the city.
Officers were alerted that an autistic man, 24, from New York City rode a bus to DC and got lost...— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) February 10, 2018
When officers located him, they found out he was unable to buy a ticket to get back home in NYC...
Thanks to a selfless act by our 3rd District Officers, he is now home, safely! pic.twitter.com/N8Peq4CJc0
According to police, the man rode a bus from New York City where he lives to D.C. when he ran into his situation.
Once officers located him and found out he was unable to buy a bus ticket to get back home, D.C. police’s 3rd District officers stepped in to help with what the Twitter account described as a “selfless act" to help him get back to New York.
Police said the man has since made it back home safely.
The entire situation appears to have happened Friday evening.