Heavy police presence in search for 5-year-old boy on Detroit's west side

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UPDATE: Detroit police say a 5-year-old boy who was reported missing Thursday night has been found safe. Updates to come.

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We're told Marcus Pruitt's mother went to check on him around 10 p.m. and couldn't find him. He was last seen in the 19100 block of St. Mary's, which is near 7 Mile and Greenfield on the city's west side. 

Marcus is 4 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 87 lbs. and was last seen wearing a gray white striped shirt and blue jeans. Police haven't given any other details about the circumstances of the boy's disappearance at this time. 

Police have heavily increased their presence in the neighborhood as the morning goes on in the search for the boy. They brought in a bus load of cadets to help look in yards, and others are going door-to-door talking to neighbors. 

"I would advise everyone to just check your cars, check their garbage cans or anything that he might have crawled into; check their garages just to make sure in this immediate area that he isn't there," says Detroit police Capt. Darrell Patterson. 

Authorities are also looking over surveillance video from nearby houses and businesses. Police haven't distinguished yet if they believe someone took Marcus or if he wandered off.

His family has pleaded with the public to do the right thing if they come across the boy. 

"I don't care nothing, I just want to find him. If anybody help us, his mama, his grandma, his family - we all want to find him," Paris Jackson told us, who's the boyfriend of the boy's mother. "If you find him please, please, take him to the precinct."