This is sort of a public service announcement. I can’t put the child’s name on the blog — other than that his name is “Alexander” — and won’t put a pic up, but an 8 year old boy got separated from his mother at the Philadelphia AMTRAK train station.
He got on the train, and she didn’t. She must be going crazy looking for him — but according to the conductor, no one has talked to the police or any AMTRAK officials in Philadelphia. They are handing him over to New Jersey state police in Trenton as I write this.
This occurred on AMTRAK 184 on the way from Philadelphia to New York.
One of the staff on the train said that in 30 years, he had never seen this kind of thing happen.
I do have the child’s last name, but think it may be a privacy violation for me to post it. If anyone knows of someone looking for the child, I have some info.
On my way to New York now to host a dinner for former Israel Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami. Interestingly, US Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad will be joining us.
— Steve Clemons