HICKORY, N.C. -- An Amber Alert was canceled after a 9-year-old Hickory boy was found safe Tuesday morning.

Police located Ramon Duran Garcia, who was reported missing early Tuesday morning from St. Stephens Mobile Home Park by his mother.

Police said Garcia was angry that he could not go to the store with his mother, so he ran away and was hiding in a wooded area near his home.

The 9-year-old returned after the police left his home.

Police said the Garcia's mother called police right away after she received threatening letters a few months ago; she thought the same person may have kidnapped her son, police said.

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