UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old Christiansburg boy found safe

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Twelve-year-old Benjamin Twiggs has been found safe.


The Christiansburg Police Department is searching for a 12-year-old boy.

Benjamin Twiggs left his home on White Pine Drive about 6:45 p.m. on Monday.

Twiggs was reported missing around 11:30 p.m. Christiansburg,

Blacksburg and Pulaski rescue and fire personnel, along with officers from the Christiansburg Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, have been searching throughout the night. Virginia State Police has assisted with an air search.

The boy is described as 4 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 54 pounds with brown hair. He left the house in all black clothing.

The search will continue Tuesday, with assistance from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Anyone with any information about his whereabouts should call the Christiansburg Police Department at (540) 382-4343.