Runaway Prospect teen found safe at Waterbury train station

Brandon Filippone (Image provided by Connecticut State Police)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — State Police have ended their multi-town search for a runaway teen from Prospect, who authorities say may have threatened a police officer on Thursday. 16-year-old Brandon Filippone was found safe at the Waterbury train station, according to police.

At first, police considered Filippone an armed, endangered runaway. Police tell News 8 Filippone had a “piece” on him. He also allegedly threatened to harm himself and may have threatened an officer, too. But by the time Filippone was found at the Meadow Street train station in Waterbury, police determined there is no criminal aspect to the investigation.

In the early evening hours, State Police actively searched on the ground in Prospect and in Waterbury, where police say Filippone’s mother lives. State Police were also scoping out the areas by helicopter for some time.

Authorities say Filippone ran away on Thursday. He does not appear to be injured, but went to the hospital for an evaluation, police said. Police did not provide any further details about why Filippone ran away or about any alleged threats made.

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