NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An autistic student who went missing in Lower Manhattan Friday morning has been found safe.

Authorities say 21-year-old Junior Parker was found all the way out in Queens by a Department of Parks and Recreation officer in Highland Park.

(credit: NYPD)

Parker, who lives in the Bronx, was attending a school program at Stuyvesant High School when he disappeared around 8:45 a.m. on Friday.

According to police, the parks officer did not know who Parker was but a doctor recognized the missing student when he was taken to Brookdale Hospital for observation. He is expected to be okay.